Saturday, November 12, 2011

Fall Quilts

I finally finished up this fall leaf quilt that I started before my surgeries. I loved using the felt with the cottons, and adding embroidery.

I never wash my fabrics before sewing the quilt. I use a thin batting, and wash it after the hand quilting is done. I like the old fashioned texture that it gives.

I made this quilt a few years ago and use it on the dining table. It's from a Thinbleberries book, I think.

 See that spider? My fun loving husband tried to scare me with it this morning. He didn't succeed, well, almost!

We are going to have a sunny, 60ish day and I have some bulbs to plant. We'll see how I do with a trowel. Anyone planting bulbs? I'd love to hear what kind. I've got some of those gigantic alliums, some snowdrops, and blue scilla. 

 Have a great weekend, everyone!


Shine said...

Love your quilt and I love ANYTHING from Thimbleberries:) Enjoy your planting! Blessings~~Shine

Kerin said...

Beautiful quilt!
You have quite a talent.

We are not planting bulbs this year.
We didn't get the chance to get all of the garden beds in yet.
Next year... we'll plant double :)

Creative Breathing said...

Cindy, I love to visit here! You have always made the most beautiful things to share. Your ripple afghan is a must make project for me now and has inspired a Christmas craft with it's wonderful colors. Hope you don't mind I have shared it on my blog, I get very excited when inspired!!!! Elizabeth
PS Your tags are so wonderfully intricate. I am amazed at all the details. What fun everyone will have examining up close all the details. Thank you so very much for tagging along!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Your fall quilts are so pretty! You are so blessed with such talent! Someday I hope to learn to quilt! LOVE your kitty! xo

Teresa said...

Gorgeous quilts.
Happy bulb planting!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Love the color of the quilt! So charming! I love Thimbleberries books and patterns! I used to plant bulbs when I lived in town, but not have tried them out here...........I certainly have enough room for some. I love daffodils and iris's. Good luck on yours! blessings, Kathleen

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh I am in love with these and the wonderful warm colors.

Cheryl said...

Your quilts are fantastic! I never thought of not washing the fabric before making a quilt--- your totally right about that texture--- which I LOVE! Great idea!!!