My Sewful Retirement

A Quilting Journey

Archive for the tag “autumn quilts”

Throwback Thursday

Hello and Happy Thursday!

We had a great time visiting  family last week.  The drive up north was absolutely beautiful — fall was definitely in the air, the colors of the leaves was breath taking. I just love driving through the mountains!

It was my grand daughter’s first birthday – she was overwhelmed with so many faces!

I got her dressed for the party —

Evelyn BD

Later — after the smash cake, with her dad and my two other kids!

Evelyn kids

 

Today I pulled out the last of my Autumn decor — oldies but goodies! Both wall quilts feature the maple leaf quilt block.

Autumn throwback thursday maple 2

Maple Plus Wall Quilt

The wall quilt below was made with a charm pack!

Autumn throwback Thursday maple

Maple Star Embroidery

I really do love fall….

 

Until next time – Happy Sewing 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feeling Fall With Kona Solids

Happy Tuesday!

The Courthouse Steps Block is a variation of the Log Cabin block, and was introduced to the quilting world during the civil war. I have to admit it is truly one of my favorites.

Using fall colored Kona solids and a newsprint fabric I created a table topper to get a modern look on the very traditional courthouse steps block. Topper measures 19 x 19 inches.

fall 2018 ch topper

fall 2018 courthouse steps topper

My inspiration came from the book I Love Log Cabins by Karen Burns. I fell in love with so many of the patterns found in the book. I’m sure I will find a way to make smaller versions of each 🙂

As always I love making mug rugs to match my runners.  After seeing Wendy’s from Pieceful Thoughts acorn mini quilt blocks and Abbie from Sparkle On pineapple quilt blocks I had to make some for hubby and I.

I prefer my mug rugs to be rectangular in shape so I added a strip to each block,  they finished at 6 x 7 inches.

Sew cute don’t you think?!!

fall 2018 mug rugs

fall 2018 mug rugs

 

Linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River.

Until next time – Happy Sewing!

Love Lives Here

Happy Monday!

I’m happy to finally have time to start posting again! Sometimes life gets in the way of my sewing and writing. We live very close to Disney World and our home is very convenient when family and friends are visiting 🙂

I love blog hops; they are a great way to meet new people, learn new techniques and of course my favorite drooling over others creative talents. I was so inspired seeing the cool quilt projects displayed during the September 2018 Welcome To My House blog hop hosted by Carol with Just Let Me Quilt.

I had to create my own wall art using a house block. I had some left over nine patches that measured 6.5 inches from another project.  I quickly figured out the math to create the “house” block.

My house mini quilt measures 25 x 31 inches.  I added a little embroidery in the center to add a little interest.  Not crazy about my fabric choices but my quilt math was accurate so I will definitely make another house quilt. I didn’t catch my layout mistake until after I added the border….

fall 2018 house love

fall 2018 house love

I used the roof flying geese scraps to make a candle mat.  Quilt block is Dutchman Puzzle.

fall 2018 candle mat

fall 2018 candle mat

fall 2018 candle mat 2

fall 2018 candle mat 2

 

Until next time Happy Sewing!

 

Finally A Finish

Hello and Happy Tuesday!

It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve posted, we’ve been busy and having fun 🙂

I’m happy to have another project finished – Yay!! I started my scrappy batik hourglass quilt earlier this year.  On my project planner I had this quilt marked with a need by date of September 1, so I moved it to the top of my priority list.

I was drawn to the Tradewinds batik collection by Connecting Threads for the autumn hues – colors that warm my heart. There are several ways to create an hourglass quilt block. My fabric was cut in strips so I used my companion angle ruler to cut the strips into quarter triangles to assemble the blocks.

My quilt measures 50 x 60 inches. I know that stitch in the ditch quilting isn’t sexy, but it’s quick, relaxing and quite satisfying for me.

hourglass - batik finished

hourglass – batik finished

I had lots of bonus half square triangles from the strips so I made a couple of pillows to match.

hourglass scrap pillow 1

hourglass scrap pillow 1

 

hourglass scrap pillow 2

hourglass scrap pillow 2

It’s Linky Tuesday with Connie at Freemotion By The River. If you get a chance stop by for some great inspiration!

Happy Sewing!

Post Navigation