Saturday, September 27, 2008

Fall Decorating

Even with the candle and the acorns, the dining room table still needed something. So I got out this book, dug through my stash, and viola! a quick table top quilt. I suppose it could be a wall hanging too. I love how quickly these go together. The hardest part is arranging the two inch squares into a pleasing arrangement so the wreath flows around the edges. I stippled the black background, quilted in the ditch around the boarders and free motioned the leaves. Not too shabby I must say. Now I'm wondering what I have stashed away in the way of Christmas fabrics...

No no! I must focus on Halloween - gotta' get those costumes done. Yes, the costumes I haven't started yet. Back to the sewing room I go...

12 comments:

Marcia said...

That's a beauty! Yes, yes, Halloween first...I have a Dorothy costume to make here... Ü

emily said...

Hey there, quick comment on a response you left on twostraightlines. IKEA have a lovely filing drawer-system in shiny red enamel that we've used for our childrens clutter/craft stuff. Might work for you.

MamaBird said...

I'm in awe. So lovely. I signed up for a sewing class! Consider me inspired.

cinnamongirl93 said...

Fall is the perfect time to get back into the sewing room and do some creating. The quilt looks great. I think Christmas wreaths would be great gifts!

chimp1cards said...

you always amaze me...yep, just something you stitched up in your spare time..mother of two and full-time teacher! Yep, I'm a slacker...still haven't finished Dan's quilt..15 years later :-D

clara said...

I like the way you arranged those squares, like they were meant to be!

Arianwen said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love the mermaid party and the teeshirt. I shall look forward to seeing what you come up with for halloween.

muralimanohar said...

Wow, you did a BRILLIANT job arranging the squares!! It almost looks like they were MADE to be that way!! :D

Amy Jo said...

That's beautiful!

Mum-me said...

That's a lovely table top quilt (something I never knew could exist) and some other things I never knew about - "stippled background", "quilted in the ditch", "free motioned the leaves" ... it's a whole new language! Whatever on earth you are talkng about, it sure looks good!

Tara said...

Very sweet. I love the wreath effect!

Jeanette said...

great job on the table topper! I haven't used my sewing machine in eons *sniff*

Hey, I tagged you on my blog =0)