I have a very dear quilting friend
whose stitching philosophy
is to work on seasonal projects
during the same season.
That way she's working with the
colors and styles that represent
that particular time of the year.
I understand her thoughts,
It surrounds you with
Although, I have to admit,
I'm usually a season or more behind
or on a few occasions, I'm actually ahead.
Depending on how you look at it!
But this time
I was right on.
I finished working on
my "Autumn" pillow
designed by Crabapple Hill.
If you remember I started this a
few weeks ago while
sitting and waiting for Running Man
to finish running 50 miles.
I had gotten to this point
by the time he crossed the finish line.
For the last couple of weeks
I've been enjoying the rest of the stitching
as the fall colors have begun to appear
in my neck of the woods.
The design incorporated a few bits of wool
for the leaves and rosehips.
It gave the pillow solid spots of color
on the outer edges.
The directions also suggested a
small wool scalloped border
which I tacked down with french knots.
I used a small hand dyed brown piece that
had been lingering in my wool bin.
I liked how it framed the embroidery.
I had three pieces of fabric that I wanted to use.
One for the border,
the marble for the cording
and the dots for the backing,
but sometimes you just have to improvise.
It was a sweet project to work on
and now it's ready to enjoy
during the "current" Autumn season.
Until Next Time-