Tuesday, November 19, 2013

For the Autumn Beauty of the Earth Blocks 10, 11

I'm so glad I decided to capture the season's colors
in a quilt; autumn is fading quickly...
except for the ones on my front porch.

No worries--I'm already eyeing two different 
collections in my winter fabrics.

But let's stay focused here.  I have a deadline!
 I want to have Autumn Beauty finished by
this Thursday, giving us at least a full week to enjoy it
before we start bring out the Christmas decor.

Another very simple one,
Block 10 is the Spinning Star.

Block 11 is Morning Star.

Now I realize that my fabric choices are not
very good here.  If you're new to quilting, notice that 
ALL of the print in these fabrics is similar in size. 
This is pretty much a quilter's no-no but I really 
liked what I saw anyway so I went with it.
And when the sashing came around it later on, 
I was really glad I went with it.  Even though it 
weirds my eyes out a little, the richness of color
in this block makes up for it.  It's a keeper.

 That is just one of the beauties of 
sewing for yourself, you know.  You get to go
against the rules.  
I know.  
I'm a rebel.

Block 12 coming tomorrow.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Blocks 8 & 9 of Autumn Beauty

After a block consisting of 68 pieces, 
I was starting to get burned out.
I'm thinking twelve blocks might have to be it.
Either way, as much as I enjoyed that last one,
I went looking for something simpler...

Block 8

I easily popped this one out in no time and 
so went on to make another.  

Block 9

So close to being done.
10 & 11 tomorrow!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Autumn Beauty Blocks 5, 6 & 7

Picking up the pace a little...

Block 5

Block 6

Block 7

(it's really not curved at the top--guess it wasn't laying flat)

Block 7 has 68 pieces.  Give or take...
But isn't it fantastic?

These are the last taken from 

From here on out, the blocks are found online 
and I'll be sharing those links.
Tomorrow we'll see blocks 8 & 9.

For the Autumn Beauty Block 4

Today I bring you Block Four.
It was back to the book for ideas...

...and I chose this one for my next block.

But only with more color.

That's better.

Last night I basted together another quilt.
It is a baby quilt top that I made about 12 years
ago.  Needless to say, it's far from picture-worthy...
which is why I had buried it away for so long.
But wouldn't it be a good quilt for trying my
hand at quilting on my new machine?

Maybe I'll share a pic of that one later
but trust me, it's not something I'm proud of.

Next time I'll share blocks 5, 6 & 7.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Autumn Beauty Gets Another Block (3)

Good day and welcome to Block Three.

I thoroughly enjoyed learning a little more
about my new machine yesterday!
The next class coming up will show me
all there is to machine quilting on my new Elna.
And, I purchased two more feet:
a "stitch in the ditch" walking foot 
& a 1/4-inch walking foot.
(Ms. Naive here didn't even know there were different kinds of walking feet!)
Can't wait to try those babies out! 

Speaking of, I also got this quilt basted this evening:

One down, a few more to go!

And back to Block Three.
Thanksgiving is my deadline and it's just 
around the corner so let's move this along.

Still using the same fabrics but brought in that gold.
I want this to look a little bit scrappy.

Still creating from
Lynette Jensen's Big Book of Quilts.

And here's what we have so far.

Block 4 tomorrow morning
 and more to follow later that day.

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