Thursday, September 20, 2012

Modern Fall Quilt



kennedy modeling my newest quilt

Can you modernize Halloween or possibly the 
celebration of Thanksgiving? Both Holidays are certainly the beginning 
of the fall holiday season in the United States, 
but neither holiday would be considered modern.
I love the season,
I love the colors
and I love the weather
during this time of year 
AND
I was inspired to sew.
I didn't know what project but I had a color palette in  mind.

So I was looking back through my notebook of project sheets.
I have always loved
 the Wee Woodland pattern so I choose some "fall colors", 
grabbed some candy corn and peanuts,
 threw them in a bowl for a sewing snack and started 
yet another project.

The working title for this quilt was Modern Fall. It was my excuse 
to get to sew with
 orange, grey, magenta and greens and a 
natural grey pindot background 
without having to worry 
about the fabrics matching my house.
Whoa, wait a minute, did I give you the impression that 
anything in my house matches? 
It doesn't, eclectic to say the least.
My kids are kind of tired of helping me hold up quilts for pictures,
so I solicited some help from my niece, Kennedy.
She is interested in photography, so I held the quilts
and she took the pictures. We have pictures from all different angles.
There is something about clicking that shutter button multiple times so it
sounds like a professional photographer.
I think that only applies to fashion photography not quilts.

 click, click, click
 I think it was a test to see how long I could hold my 
arms straight up over my head holding the quilt.


quilting by Natalia Bonner
Close up of quilting shown on Natalia's site.
 
Enough with the quilt pictures. 
My arms were tired. 
It was time to change places,
I was behind the camera and she was in front.
 This quilt is easy and fun to make using an assortment of 10" squares. Pattern info here.

My other niece Avery came home and helped "model" some
of the other quilts to 
be shown in future posts.
Thank goodness they still like to help Aunt Izzy.




8 comments:

  1. This turned out so well. It's hard to invision the quilt based on the pattern since the pattern is digitilized. This just pops. Great job!

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  2. WOW! What a gorgeous quilt! Love the pattern. Love the colors!

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  3. I definitely need candy corn and peanuts in my sewing room right now...what a perfect fall snack combo!

    For so many years I only made quilts that "matched" my house, then one day my sister-in-law said, "Why don't you just sew what you like and not worry about whether it matches anything?" Her comment completely changed my quilting...I'm so glad she said that to me about 5 years ago!

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  4. Love the fabrics, design and modern quilting. I think Autumn is the perfect time to make a modern quilt.

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  5. Gorgeous! Not my usual colours but I really like it.

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  6. Love your colors and helper :)

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  7. my favorite season and favorite color palette too.
    great quilt, great fabrics, makes me want to start pulling fabrics and whip up a fall quilt right now!

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  8. Your pictures turned out so cute! :) Thanks for letting me quilt your cute quilt! :)

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