I am very happy to say that I can cross another UFO off my list! This tablerunner has been hand quilted. I kept the quilting simple as the patchwork is also simple.
I love toadstools as anyone who follows my home and garden blog CelebrateTheSeasons knows. I have a basket of them sitting on the new tablerunner along with adorable acorn salt and pepper shakers. I received these as a Christmas gift from my friend Diane last year. I keep them on display in my hutch but am thrilled it is now the season to bring them out. Thanks Diane!
Since a quilt is finished for me only once the label is attached, I did that first thing this morning. I was unsure until last night what I would call this quilt. It is the colors of autumn but flowers of summer thus "Summer's End". I drew a flower based on the flowers on the rust colored fabric for my label. Handmade labels are so much fun to make!
Thank you for your comments on my last entry. I drew a name from them all out of one of my quilt studio's mugs. And the winner is...
Nancy! If you have never visited her before, Nancy is my mother and she is the gene pool where my needlework comes from. This is now evident in her stitching and yes I am bias since she is my mother. *grins* She swore she would never start cross stitching but she has. And how! She puts those of us who have been stitching for years to shame. You can see her blog here. I will send your cards to you soon mother.
I also received a gift in the mail yesterday from my mother. She has a fancy embroidery machine and she made me two more ornaments for my Halloween tree and a hand towel.
She also knitted me two dishclothes for Halloween and autumn. See the Jack o' lantern?
And here is a squirrel. Thanks for my autumn "just because" package!