Not on my design wall but on the wall in my living room to celebrate what I hope is the upcoming change in season, is this quilt designed by me simply titled Autumn. I love this one for several reasons. It's the first quilt I made completely on my own without a pattern, just sewing fabrics together and figuring out how to put them together as I went. It was Super Bowl Sunday 2000 when I first started cutting squares from a bag of "ugly" scraps I had won at a guild Christmas party. Boy, how the girls laughed when I opened up that turkey prize! There were ohs and ahs in June when I showed them the finished quilt, I'm really proud of having turned what many considered ugly into what I consider lovely.
If you look closely you can see peacock feathers, cowboy stars, corn husks and Lord knows what else! It just goes to prove that we can make anything work because it's not about print so much as about color and value. I had so much fun working on this, figuring out a border, using what I
had in my stash and not buying one piece of fabric for the front or
back. One of my favorites for sure. Do you have a quilt that just shouldn't work but somehow does? Until next time,