Thursday, October 27, 2011

Errand day, more playing with fabric......

I want to make another zig zag quilt like the one in my header except this time I want to alternate rows of warm and cool for contrast.  I don't think I am going to add any orange or yellow, but if I get bored with this selection I probably will have to try it.  I will still pull at least another 10 of each temperature to add to the pile before I start cutting.
A third Christmas Cactus is in full bloom now.  The flowers are 2 tone, bright deep pink and white.  When I bought the plants they all had buds but some of them dried up and I never got to see what color they were.  They don't like to be moved once they get buds and a lot of the time they will just fall off and not bloom.  I noticed 2 more of my plants have buds too.
This is what an autumn shade garden looks like before a heavy frost.  all of the hostas start turning yellow.
This shot is looking through my 2 bare Redbud trees to the maple which is just starting to turn color.  Just beyond the maple on the left are 2 Junipers which planted themselves.  This view is from the dining area window in my kitchen.
I ran errands yesterday morning and then sewed the 16 patch ends onto the quilt top but I didn't press it yet so no photos until tomorrow.

I'm helping at Quilter's Heart this morning for her 40% off going out of business sale. 



14 comments:

Lynne said...

It's always sad when businesses close. I hope it's not too traumatic for you.

MB in MI said...

Those are some pretty fabrics you posted! Enjoy the Fall, we're getting colder here now......

Carol said...

This is not my favorite season of the year. I love being outside working in the flowers.

But, as the weather changes and I look forward to the holidays, the weather does help to feel less guilty that I am involved in crafty things that I love so much.

Laura said...

Love your fabric choices! The quilt will be stunning I'm sure.

cottonreel said...

I always love seeing your colourful quilts . I'm a big fan of bright colours myself .
My friends are all pastel junkies . I look forward to seeing the next half squ,. triangle quilt

Jody said...

I'll bet good money that you never find time to be bored! Can't wait to see your newest design.

Lois Arnold said...

Thank you for showing the Fall colors. I miss that about the Midwest! It will be fun to see how the "new" zig zag quilt turns out!

Karen said...

Just so gorgeous - the fabrics and your yard! Wouldn't you like to make a tutorial for the zig zag quilt? I would love to make one, too, but I think I might make myself very crazy without using instructions.

I love your blog and all the wonderful quilts you make. Thanks so much!

Needled Mom said...

That is going to be a great looking zig zag quilt in those fabrics.

It definitely looks like the cold will soon set in.

Anonymous said...

Those fabrics take my breath away. So pretty each and every one of them.

Christmas cactus, Autumn leaves... Summer is really over.

J~MT

Kate said...

I would like to "help" at a 40% sale !!!!!

Cape Pincushion said...

I'm excited to see how your zig-zag quilt will turn out, I love the fabrics you have chosen!

Muddling Through said...

I really like those fabrics you've pulled. Will you use your Studio cutter for this one? Your foliage is likely to turn even more with the cold I see you've having right now. I don't envy you one bit!

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

I posted some pictures of my yard today and I swear we have the same look to our yards right now.

Love the colors for the zig zig. Look forward to that coming together.

I am wise like you and do not go out unless it is essential or I have to work. My car handles the snow really well but I don't. :)