I have had the idea for this quilt for at least a year and a half.  I shelved it last fall due to other projects, but, this fall, it told me it had to be made!  Luckily, it is a pretty small project – it finishes at about 25″ x 30″.

The color reproduction here is pretty good – the background is a slate grey with a lot of blue.  It reminded me of the color of the sky before a fall thunderstorm.  The flange technique gives the dimension I wanted.

I had several quilting ideas including a zig zag design that I thought would look like the leaves floating to the ground.  I drew a couple of chalk lines in and it just made the whole thing look frenetic!  So I decided on straight lines.  After seeing BooDilly’s latest work on Flickr, I decided to do many of them in variegated thread.  My adaptation doesn’t have nearly the depth of her work, but I’m pleased with the result all the same.

I hope you all enjoy the weekend!

  • Cheryl Arkison
    Posted at 20:12h, 06 October Reply

    Such great texture. Thanks for sharing the close-up so we could really get it.

  • Rebekah
    Posted at 19:18h, 05 October Reply

    this is beautiful! I love the variegated thread.

    Your work is always so inspiring to me!

  • meagangracie
    Posted at 13:03h, 01 October Reply

    The texture is great on this! Beautiful design, too.

  • BaileyGirl5
    Posted at 12:27h, 01 October Reply

    Beautiful quilt. Everything comes together perfectly … especially the quilting.

  • The Scrappy Bee
    Posted at 11:59h, 01 October Reply

    Yes, yes..this turned out terrific. LOve that the color strips are free floating. The quilting is perfect for the piece.

  • Martys Fiber Musings
    Posted at 11:40h, 01 October Reply

    Yes, I really, really like this one. Love your quilting with all those different colors.

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