I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, May 15, 2017

Fall Festival Update

Hi everyone! Today is the month 5 update for our Humble Quilts sewalong. LOL, the quilt is supposed to be finished, but as you know I am a snail. A tortoise not a grasshopper, or hare. Deliberately so, since I quilt for relaxation and fun, not for speed or quantity. Anyway today I'm showing off the block I designed to sub for the House block. I love house blocks but I'm a bit tired of this same Jan Patek saltbox with the tree, the doggy and optional cat.

pattern photo

I decided I wanted a basket of Fall flowers instead.

This Basket was based on a pattern I have, by Cheri Payne, from her Common Threads series. Hers is much smaller and simpler, but I used hers for inspiration.

I stuck to my color board:

The Sunflower is from When the Wild Geese Fly quilt. I do love this flower and someday I'm going to figure out how to-make it with raggedy edges. And maybe many Sunflowers in a row?

I added various other things, acorns and and oak leaf; a small pumpkin, and the date.

My block may be too busy! If so I can always make the ho hum House, right?

OT I had such a fun Mother's Day! BBQ was rained out but had a delicious dinner at my friends' house, with friends and family. We had this exceptional wine! And I was gifted with more tulips too. Lovely day.

Mo has spring fever. This is known a The Pug Stop/ Drop/ and Roll.

hope your week is good and warmer than mine, with a 30 mph wind still blowing. If you haven't done so leave a comment on my doll quilt post, a few back, to have a chance to win a tiny Wild Geese quilt.
Link to other Fall Festival quilt projects : Humble Quilts



gone to the beach...