Friday, September 5, 2014

fresh pull

Is it autumn yet?

Well, no, not by far in the south; but still, we like to pretend.  I pointed out a pile of newly fallen leaves on my walk with my mother this morning and remarked on the "cool" morning air.  On my drive home, I saw a man spreading straw on a front lawn while a turkey strutted about.  Instantly thought... fall festival!?!  

Alas, just a road worker spreading straw to protect lawns from large equipment, and a random wild turkey encounter.  But still...

a new work

This weekend I intend to take a break from writing Angled class to get a good, healthy start on a new quilt.  In the past few days I fully accepted into my consciousness that I have to start and finish 2 quilts by the end of this month, one twin-sized and one full-sized.  These are quilts for my niece and nephew that I've promised to send by their early October birthdays.   Could be time to get started?

pressed scraps

My nephew requested an orange and black quilt. With a healthy dose of gray and brown, here's hoping this project will read more "autumn" than Halloween.   I've pressed my scraps and pulled some yardage.  Crossing fingers this weekend takes me far!

16 comments:

  1. Its funny, down here on the bottom of the world we are running around saying "spring is here". Just ignoring the snow that the Metservice has forcasted for monday.

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  2. Well, around here the leaves start falling in August but we aren't necessarily having cool days. This week, in fact, is quite the opposite. I write off the leaves falling to shorter days; those trees are smart cookies. :-)

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  3. It's not autumn here either, not with highs in the 90s, but it's been in the low 60s in the mornings, with an overcast sky that hints at autumn rains (which we desperately need -- come on rain!)

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  4. We need some cool morning air here! Send it our way. Good luck with your October deadlines!

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  6. Good luck! I, too, have some progress I need to make this weekend. I have a craft show coming up in mid-October and I need to get making! May your motivation remain strong and may your sewing machine remain happy :)

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  7. Technically, summer lasts until sept 21. But I think that really only happens in New England or such places. Still hot here. But, yeah, we can dream. :) Good luck with the two quilts!

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  8. It's spring here, but I always feel inspired to make Fall quilts at this time of year! Too many pretty fall coloured quilts happening!

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  9. It is definitely getting fall-like here in South Dakota; rumors are drifting about a possible freeze next week even! Enjoy the last of your summer and the fact that you aren't ripping your garden out quite yet. :)

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  10. Love those random turkey sightings! Used to see them all the time when I lived in the Catskills. Dangerous times if they've been in the gooseberry patch though (tipsy turkeys!) South Sweden has pheasants, and north has big cranes. Not quite the same as turkeys, though pleasantly as loud. I love your latest pull, especially the black (dk brown?) ground with the red-orange thistly plants.....

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  11. Fall is on it's way here (Colorado) and I hope it brings some inspiration and motivation my way. The trees have already started to turn in the mountains and it was 49 this morning when I awoke. Your drive has kindled a little fire in me - heres hoping I am half as productive as you.

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  12. Love your fabric pull so far! I've been collecting my little bits and bobs of autumn-feeling fabrics for a quilt. I have yet to make myself an autumn quilt but this will be the year! (hopefully)

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  13. I do sometimes wonder if making quilts whilst living in southern Florida is a logical pastime, but I caught the bug in London so I guess I'm stuck with it. :)

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  14. It's tough to make an orange and black combo without going all halloween but looks like you're off to a great start. Even the cranberry pink and green I just mixed in "the Purge" quilt was giving me a christmas twinge.

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  15. Very fun pull. Over at Wombat Quilts there's a gorgeous brown and orange quilt that doesn't look Halloween at all. More like a beautiful fall

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