Saturday, October 6, 2007

Fall in Spring

A quick post tonight to say hi I'm back from my holiday and to show you my finished Autumn quilt for the Four Seasons Quilt Swap.

Autumn Tree quilt for the Four Seasons quilt swap

I was quite glad to finish this in the end - but I'm so very pleased with the outcome! Don't you LOVE the stripey orange binding?!

'Fall' quilt

It is now on its way to its new home - I hope she likes it!

'Fall' quilt

I will post some of the back once the quilt arrives.

Now I am off to bed. We had a six hour car journey today and I'm exhausted. Will fill you in during the week on the lovely warm beachy holiday we just had. It's back to school on Monday!

28 comments:

Liz said...

Oh my, it's greata and I am love with the stripey binding - it sets it off perfectly!

dizzyjadey said...

It's gorgeous, Louise! You are the quilting queen. I love your choice of fabrics, too. Well done!

Allison said...

Hello,

That is really lovely. I'm quite attracted to this type of quilt. I'm pretty ignorant on all matters quilting, so sorry about the stupid questions. Are the tree and all the leaves appliqued? So there is no piecing involved?
What sort of fabric is the white? Is it special quilting fabric? And, last question I promise, is it hand or machine quilted?
Sorry, I had no intention of asking so many questions, I really only came to say how much I like your quilt.

luv Abby said...

awesome.... I luv it.... what lovely fall colours...
luv Abby

Louise said...

Hi Allison - ask as many questions as you like, I'm happy to answer anytime! Yes, the tree and leaves are appliqued. I love doing applique - particularly on these little quilts. The white fabric is actually sort of off white and is quilter's muslin. You can find this easily and it comes in various levels of quality. I really love the japanese ones like I am using for the train quilt I am making - the quality is just beautiful. And last, I made the whole quilt by hand including the quilting. Again, this is easy on the smaller quilts although I just taught a girlfriend how to hand quilt about 2 weeks ago and she has nearly finished her first single bed quilt! Now that is something I have never done!

Thanks for the quilt love everyone!

a friend to knit with said...

it really is beautiful!
love the little leaves, all of the fabric, and yes the stripey orange binding!
lucky, lucky girl!!!
can't wait to see those vacation shots!

sue said...

I really love that quilt. Autumn is one of my favourite seasons, and yours really enhances that image of autumn. The stripey binding looks great too. I cant believe that the holidays went by so quickly too.

h&b said...

OMG - that is so gorgeous !

I just bought a brand new baby sling in spicy orange stripes !!!

Cathy said...

That quilt is just gorgeous. I love the different colours of leaves. Glad you had a nice holiday.
Cathy X

Soo said...

it's gorgeous!!! welcome back!

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

I am so impressed-it's beautiful!!!

Cathy said...

gorgeous, as usual, Louise. Well done. Hope you had a lovely holiday - can;t wait to hear about it.

Cathy said...

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Check out my blog!!

Ragged Roses said...

Your quilt is beautiful, I love the binding too, very zingy! Gorgeous colours, the leaves are lovely. Hope you get some rest
Kim x

Amy said...

I really like your autumn quilt..the design is great, and of course the stripey binding !!

I am working on sending you that Brown and White Gingham....I will let you know when its in the mail !!

Hope you had a lovely holiday !!

Jeanne said...

Your little fall quilt is so cute! I love the shape of the tree and of course, the striped binding. I prefer stripes or plaids if at all possible.
Great work.

Jodie said...

Seriously gorgeous and love that hand quilting!

julia said...

Hope you're back feeling recharged! Sounds like you had a great time, can't wait to hear more!
Lovely, lovely quilt, just perfect for Autumn, the recipient will be thrilled I'm sure!
Julia x

Victoria May Plum said...

The quilt is fantastic, I love it!
The colours are so perfect for this time of year.

Victoria x
P.s I just had to add you to my blog list.

Annie said...

Love the quilt and the detail of the quilting. I also love Autumn so the theme appealed to me

mellyandrosie said...

oooooh, I love this quilt!!! I love the way you have quilted it with the wind gusts and leaves etc. Too cute!!!!

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Beautiful quilt! And I do love the stripes on the binding!

I found your blog by clicking a link on yet another blog... I had to check your's out, as I am also a "Louise" who is a "Taurus"! =) You have a fun blog (and very sweet little children)! I will be back!

crafty said...

Yes, I do love the stripey orange binding.

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, nice to meetcha.

Wow, those little skirts you made are all gorgeous as well.

Lisa said...

Love the binding,and the hand quilting is great!

Anonymous said...

Dear Mum,
Me and Sophia just LOVE your blog. It's fabulous!
love Chloe and Sophia xoxo

Lazy cow said...

So pretty. Applique scares me, I always think it would be so difficult. Hope you had a lovely break. School holidays are wonderful but it's nice to have a routine again!

Jelly Wares said...

Oh my... That's gorgeous!!! I love your work louise.

Jodie

Thimbleanna said...

Who wouldn't love this quilt? It's fabulous!!!