Friday, September 19, 2014

Autumn in the air

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?

Autumn in the air

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.

Autumn in the air

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.

Autumn in the air

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!

15 comments:

  1. That quilt just makes me sigh. I'll have to add "Fall Quilt" to my already abundant Quilt Bucket List.

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  2. I'll admit, that color scheme isn't usually my bag. But it's turning fall up here, too (41 degrees this morning!) and somehow I'm warming up to them. It looks cozy and cheerful without being too feminine. I think I would have a hard time with that, so kudos!

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  3. Yes, it has an autumn feel, warm but cool also. I like the youthful surprise of lions,tigers, octopus, and doodles but it still feels grown up and very boy (even with a few blossoms ;)
    Well done Rachel!

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  4. Oh what a fabulous Fall Quilt!! Your nephew is going to cherish this gorgeous quilt.

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  5. Love all the colours you'reusing for this one.x

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  6. I think the quilt definitely has a masculine feel to it. I really like the fall feel of the fabrics.

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  7. Love all the great fabrics and the colors are fab.

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  8. It's just gorgeous Rachel. Loving the solids in there too :)

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  9. Love what I see so far! Can't wait to see the finish.

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  10. Love the colors. I am sure he will will love the quilt.

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  11. This is wonderful -- love the name, too!

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  12. Gorgeousness! Even if it IS for a male. Those are my kind of colors. I feel the same way about my text fabrics! :-)

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