Sunday, October 31, 2010

Winter already?

This weekend at the cottage in Val David it looked like this....

more like Christmas than Halloween.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fall Inspired

I know I haven't posted anything here for months, but the summer was busy and new puppy Oliver has taken up a lot of my time. I haven't been blogging but I haven't been quilting either.  Now that we are well into fall and Oliver has settled down a bit I am finding more time to quilt and am happily spending time in my sewing room again. Fall has been lovely this year.  Many warm, sunny days, cool nights and beautiful colors.

When I found layer cakes of "Awesome" by Sandy Gervais at the local quilt shop a couple of weeks ago, I was inspired.  I bought two layer cakes, added a few matching fat quarters from my stash and started to design a new fall quilt.

I decided to make dresden plate blocks (thought the fan shapes in these fall colours look like turkey feathers). The wedges are sewn together into groups of four and appliqued on to background squares.

The dresden plate blocks are combined with these on point blocks.

Together the blocks look like this.......a work in progress on my design wall.  Maybe some  more applique and a pieced border.  I have promised myself  this quilt top will be finished before fall turns to winter.