Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Turning Autumn Leaves into a small quilt

I am making a small medallion quilt with my Autumn Leaves stitching as the center block. I will continue to show you my progress in the coming days. Yesterday I decided that it would be fun to try and use only my scrap box as much as possible. Later, I will have to go to my fabric stash for some longer pieces but now even my first long, small border of fabric comes from my scrap box.

I cut long strips of 1 inch wide to start with. This black fabric has brown, cream and green in it which pulls all the colors together and still gives a defining start to make sure the center jumps out on the quilt. Black fabrics do this very well and make fall colors look even better. This is a trick I use more often in my quilts.

The next border section of the medallion will be a series of Chinese coins in all colors contained in the stitched sampler. I am cutting these 1 x 2 inches.

More later.....


Anonymous said...

Heidi your fabric choices are lovely! It's so exciting to watch this being turned into a small quilt. I'm off to finish stitching my sampler.


Anonymous said...

This is going to be superb!! I can't wait to watch it come together! You are so talented!

Anonymous said...

Oooh, this is going to be beautiful! I never thought about black setting off the autumn colours but you're right. I may "borrow" that from you sometime. Looking forward to seeing more of this project!

Annemarie said...

Well, you certainly had me drooling on my keyboard, Heidi! This quilt is going to be spectacular!

Anonymous said...

This is lovely, Heidi. I especially like the fall colors