Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Fall Y'All

We are well into the fall season...everybody's favorite season. I wish it could be fall all year long. In Southern California, since the days are shorter, it feels cooler even though we are still experiencing 80'F days. Most nights I can cozy up with a quilt.
This fall quilt started as a kit I bought many years ago when my taste in quilts was quite different. It was a strip quilt with appliquéd pumpkins and such on it. I decided to just make a log cabin quilt. I added some more current fabrics to it and I must say they really helped make it look more modern.

I wanted to take the quilt to the pumpkin patch to photograph it but don't you know it rained this week and it was far too muddy to risk a visit. So Mr. Romance and I did the next best thing; we took it to the grocery store and photographed it in front of their pumpkin display.

For the backing I found this great Lost and Found Halloween newsprint fabric by Riley Blake. I didn't order quite enough so I used a little of the leftover fabrics from the front to piece the panel together for the backing.

When it came time to quilt this one I knew I wanted to quilt it with spider webs. I just wish I would have done more research on quilting spiderwebs, because I didn't make them dense enough. I'll know better next time, providing there will be another opportunity to quilt with spiderwebs.

I had this perfect variegated thread to use for quilting. 

I think my favorite part of this quilt is the striped black and white binding because it reminds me of the stockings I have seen worn by witches in movies and cartoons.

Quilts Stats:
Quilt Name: Happy Fall
Pattern: Log Cabin Blocks
Fabrics: A kit purchased years ago with a few added prints and solids from stash.
Batting: Warm and White Cotton Batting
Backing: Lost and Found Halloween Newsprint by Riley Blake
Binding: Timeless Treasures Black and White Stripe
Thread: Pieced with Aurifil 50 wt.
Quilting done by ME using Superior King Tut 40 wt. variegated thread #941
Size: 55" x 69"
A finish on my 4th quarter Finish Along

2016 FAL