Monday, September 1, 2008

A Few of My Favorite Things

Fall quilts are some of my favorites--perhaps because I can use the beautiful ranges of oranges, greens, browns, and golds found in the beauty of nature (or maybe just because when I get them out each year I know cooler weather is coming). I had fun making this pumpkin quilt last fall but didn't get it finished until after Christmas. I can't wait to display it this year!

This quilt is one of my favorites; I made it during the fall of 2006 and got to hang it last year for the first time. I was particularly pleased because I didn't purchase any fabric for it...I used only scraps from my stash! Below are a few close ups of the blocks; hopefully you can see the beautiful machine quilting by my favorite long-arm quilter.


And here is a fun table topper I made one evening while at the Utah Quilt Guild Festival in September 2007--it also didn't get finished in time to display last year. The top is made from a charm pack. I showed the back as well since it is such a fun print.

Finally, a collage of some of my older fall quilts. The top left is a little pillow; the top right is a table topper my grandmother made for me about 12 years ago. On the bottom left is my first fall quilt; I made it 11 years ago from a Debbie Mumm pattern and hand-quilted it. The quilt on the bottom right is also a Debbie Mumm pattern that I made about 10 years ago--it is also hand quilted...just don't look too closely as my hand quilting leaves much to be desired.

Fall...it's just around the corner!

10 comments:

Anna M. said...

Hi Sherri! You won the prize in my birthday giveaway - congratulations! I couldn't find your email address on your profile, so will you please email me your mailing address so I can get your prize to you? My email is mykwmca@gmail.com. Thanks so much!!! By the way...I love all of your quilts and think you are amazingly talented! =)

ElizabethandJeff said...

I love fall and fall quilts! I love the fact that it's getting cooler and that alone makes me want to quilt even more. I'm so glad I found your blog and will keep checking for updates!

Elizabeth
www.silverscissorquilts.blogspot.com

Debi said...

What a beautiful quilt. The fall colors make me smile.

Karen said...

Your fall quilts are right up my alley. We seem to have a similar style in quilts. I enjoyed looking back through your blog at the different projects.

Shasta said...

These are wonderful fall quilts. Your house will be very festive for the upcoming season.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog, you are in the giveaway. When it is over, I am coming to visit your wonferful blog with a cup of hot coffee and an hour or two! Jane

Kevin and Vicki said...

Sherri, I love the quilt with the bird in it. I can't believe that you didn't have to buy any fabric for it. That's quite a stash you have. It's fun to check in on your blog. I'll have to stop by and come see all your quilts. This may another hobby I want to pick up. My husband will die!

Kevin and Vicki said...

Sorry...this may "be" another... My brain works faster than my hands.

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Love your fall quilts! Beautiful :o)

alda said...

I think I`m an autumn girl, because I love pumkins, not only on my plate or in the basket! This pumkin quilt is also very, very lovely!!
You have a great blog here!
hugs
alda