Sunday, October 30, 2011

My Latest Quilt

This quilt was on my design wall far too long (translation: this means well over a year and longer than I want to think about). Yesterday I finished the borders so it's ready to be quilted once I find fabric for the  back. This is the largest quilt I've made - approx. 100" x 100". 

I started this as a block of the month thing with one of the quilt shops and then added other blocks, sashing and borders so I could have a bed-size quilt. I think it will be great for layering. (I layer everything - bedding, clothes, etc. I love having different textures and patterns.) 

I love the neutral colors.
I have a hard time photographing my quilts. It's so hard to capture everything that's going on especially after they are quilted. Perhaps this is an impossible quest. Anyway, for this one I decided to just drape it across the bed in my guest bedroom. This is a full-size bed so you can see it's a good size quilt.

Have a great week.  

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Scenes From My Back Yard

.......and my front porch.

October has been beautiful this year. I'm going to miss all this lovely color.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Hydrangeas and Herbs

Yesterday afternoon my friend Lydia stopped by and surprised me with a beautiful bouquet of hydrangeas and herbs from her garden. WOW! Lucky me. Both are gorgeous. I've never seen hydrangeas this color. She says she doesn't do anything to them and they are a different color every year.

I tried and tried to capture their beauty but never really succeeded. I kept moving them from room to room trying to capture the best light. Since it was afternoon, the dining room was the winner in the natural lighting department.

The herbs found a nice spot on the counter by the kitchen sink. Love them. I've seen a cat or two checking them out as well.

Enjoy your weekend.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Welcome To My Blog

I've been considering a blog for a while now, but for one reason or another just didn't quite get to it. I must be inspired by the beautiful fall day here because here it is!
I love fall. I love everything about it...the cooler weather, the pumpkins and gourds, the colors-reds, purples, yellows, oranges. This is, in fact, about the only time I use orange in my life.

I'm reminded of a quote from The Blind Side when Leigh Anne was talking to Michael about accepting a scholarship from the University of Tennessee (instead of Ole Miss). "And I promise that I will be at every game cheering for you. But I will not wear that gaudy orange, I will not. It is not my colour wheel and I'm not gonna wear it." I know exactly how she feels.

Enjoy your day.