Monday, September 8, 2014

Fall in pieces on Design Wall Monday

Well I'm back today with something to show for my week. I have been doing a bit of this and that but my blogging mojo has been lacking. I think I'll chalk up my sluggishness to the 90 degree weather we had for the past couple of weeks and I hope that the glorious weather over the weekend will spur me on updating more often.

So I got all the blocks together on my Fall Birds quilt and all the pieced sashing using the Tranquility fabric from Sandy Gervais. I think I've created a bit of little bitty pieces.

I rearranged the position of the birds since I showed this last Wednesday. I like this arrangement better, more balanced to my eye.

And this is what I have planned for the outside border - an inch of the pumpkin and a couple of inches of the olive green. I'm still contemplating how I'm going to quilt this one.

Last week my younger son assembled a little cabinet for me that I've had in the garage for eons. He did a great job on it and it looks so pretty in my living room. I'll show pictures when I put out my Fall decorations, hopefully later this week. The little cabinet cried out for a cute table runner... really it did, I heard it very clearly.(Hey along with my eyesight fading I may have a hearing issue but we aren't going to discuss it right now....LOL) I used fabrics left over from the Fall Birds quilts and one of my favorite patterns, the disappearing 9 patch.

However I've never made one with as small a starting block as this one - 2 1/2" squares for a little 6" finished nine patch. Oh my goodness, is this tiny. The penny is for scale. So I made even more Fall in little tiny pieces... I must be nuts!

The runner measures about 12" across and not quite 29" in length - a perfect fit! Now to drag out my pumpkins and leaves and scarecrows and acorns and squirrels and whatever else is in those boxes in the basement.

happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. I love all the Fall-like colors! It's going to be a lovely quilt.

  2. I just love those birds and the runner is so cute. I know what you mean about blogging mojo, me too.

  3. Your eye for color and design always amazes me!!


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