Saturday, October 8, 2016

Another Part of Autumn Inspiration

As I was thinking about the fabrics I've been piecing, I was reflecting on the autumn quilt I made a couple of years ago for my childhood friend Pat Orr's husband as he awaited a transplant.  It contained a variation of the Maddie-and-Isabella-inspired colors, but I never posted about the finished quilt.

I had just gotten my Nolting longarm when I quilted it--and the quilting reflects that.  It speaks fall to me since it reflects my youth on the farm near El Paso, Illinois.  I realized I had purchased the fabric in 2010 and not used it until Pat's husband needed a prayer quilt.  He went home to be with the Lord before he was able to receive the transplant but not before he had some time with the quilt. In fact, it was the urgency of getting it to him that prevented me from taking more pictures and posting about it.







I have enough fabric panels to make another quilt, and hope to make it soon.  Ahhh, so much inspiration, so many fabrics, so many quilt designs in my head and in EQ7....and so little sewing and quilting time!  At least I'm in good company!

Happy creating,.....

4 comments:

Kathy said...

This is a beautiful piece. Each panel has such depth, and you have enhanced the depth by the color choice of the four triangle pieces you've added to each panel square.

muskaan said...

Such an inspiringly beautiful quilt and so thoughtful too .

Missy Shay said...

I am sorry your lost your friend, I know what a blessing it must have been to him and now to his wife. The quilt turned out great.

Rosemary Dickinson said...

These panels are so pretty but your quilting really brought them to life. Beautiful work! Very sorry to hear about your friend.

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