Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Fall is in the Air!

I love Fall. In fact, I love everything about it. I love the colors, the cooler weather, apple cider, pumpkin spice latte's at Starbucks, pumpkin scones at Great Harvest Bread Company, my pumpkin gobs, ...oops! I knew that coffee and food would somehow make the list of my favorite fall things.

You want to know something odd? For some reason I don't have a lot of Fall themed quilts. Of course I have Halloween, but I don't have many Fall wallhangings or quilts. That doesn't mean that I haven't started any. I have good intentions. I start something and then the season is over and I think to myself, "Oh well. I'll get it done for next year". Or I have bought fabric to make a quilt and haven't started it yet. What's with that anyway?

The other day I was putting away my Halloween decorations, and I decided it was time to make something with a Fall theme. I was piddling around in the sewing room, and I came across this cute little wallhanging I started 4 years ago; four freakin' years ago! Instead of starting something new I decided to take Mary Ann's challenge again, and Finish Something.

Isn't he adorable? I didn't buy anything new, however it was tempting to start over with Sandy Gervais' Fall Back in Time fabric line. I was so proud of me...I used what I had started the project with.

I even tried some thread painting, which I had never done before. I used verigated thread, attached my darning foot, dropped the feed dogs, and away I went. I was so proud of me. Now that was something I probably wouldn't have tried 4 years ago when I started the project. I think it looks pretty good!

That was so much fun I think I'll piddle around in my sewing room again and see if I can find anything else!


  1. Such a darling little fella *s* Fall is my favorite, too.

  2. What a cute scarecrow!! And you were able to get something finished!! :)

  3. Love the scarecrow wallhanging. And I too love Fall anad the spiced pumpkin latte at Starbucks. YUMMY!!!!

  4. I have a couple of autumn themed UFO's as well. Hmmmm. And yes, the scarecrows thread hair looks great!

  5. What a darling scarecrow! Hopefully I can get a few things done for fall - next fall that is!!

    Thanks for commenting on my blog so I could come over and find your's. I enjoyed it!


  6. I love the fall wallhanging! You did a great job on the thread painting! I love your blog, thanks so much for listing mine on your blog. (ocean waves quilts) Barb

  7. OHMYGOSH... that is sooooo cute! I have some of that Fall Back in Time fab too (charms and yardage). But now that I'm officially celebrating Christmas... I'm seeing it taking up residence in my closet for 10 months. Though I am pretty motivated/inspired after seeing yours!


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