Friday, August 31, 2012

It's Fall Ya'll

It is fall time and I wanted nothing more then a fall quilt to snuggle under on my hayrides, bon fires and star gazing this season.

So I sat out to find inspiration…… on Pinterest of course. I searched the internet left and right but really didn’t see anything that made my heart skip a beat. So I settled on some very pretty blue and orange fabric. But it wasn’t screaming – FALL IS HERE to me.

And then, it hit me like a ton of bricks, I remembered one of the first “quilt” pins I pinned way back when and not even on my quilting board was a fall quilt. It was the one I have been searching for all my life. Well at least for the last couple of weeks.

I was really stressed about finding the fabric but as soon as I walked in Hancock, there is was staring me right in the face. And to top it off, after a $5 off $25 coupon, all my fabric including my backing was a whapping $20. Go Amy, Go Amy!!!!

So here is what I bought. ½ yard of orange, yellow, green, brown, red, whitish with brown specks and an off white print with trees and birds. Then I bought 3 yards of red for my backing. I originally wanted the green for the backing but it was $6.99 a yard and the red was $2.99 a yard. You do the math. Sometimes I just let the price make my decision.

First thing I did was cut the first fabric too small. So that automatically set the size. I was going for a complete 8 inch square but forgot to leave the seam allowance on the first one so I cut 8 inch square and ended up with 7 ½ inch square. Not a real big deal.

I cut enough for 7 squares across and 9 squares down. I like to tuck the quilt under my feet so I made it a little longer.
Another new thing I did was used white thread on the top and red in the bobbin. I loved the way that turned out.

And I HAND BINDED MY QUILT. I absolutely love the hand sewn look but that took FOREVER at ¼ inch at a time. Ugh.

I am sooo in love with this quilt. The colors and the puffiness of it makes my heart ache for cold weather to get here.


Amy said...

Awesome much??? You rock girl!!

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