Friday, September 19, 2014
Autumn in the air
Misty, drippy, cool and breezy - autumn's in the air! We're enjoying every bit of it this week, and the turn in weather does suit my work-in-progress. Hurray! Today I finished piecing my nephew's Autumn Air quilt top. What do you think?
Course it's too wet to give you a proper view, but you can sort of see. This quilt is made of rows of stacked "coins" of various sizes. Besides scraps, I cut in a fair amount of suitable orange-y geometric fabrics, mostly from Denyse Schmidt, especially Hadley.
Hoping the abundant use of this fiesty Mary Thistle black and orange print will push the quilt into teen boy territory, despite the very occasional appearance of birds and blossoms. Ahem.
Oh, and I used text! Because I love my nephew. You all know that proves it.
This afternoon I hope to piece up a backing and make a start on the quilting. For binding I pulled out all the friendly binding scraps I could muster, which turned out to be a quite a lot. How far will they go to bind an 80" x 92" full sized quilt? We shall see...
Have a happy weekend!