Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Leaf Season is Finished!

I had to take the picture outside in order to get a closer idea of the colors, and I had to stand in the sun, so there's a bit of a glare in the upper left corner. I am happy to have this top done! I hate putting borders on, but the borders add to this quilt, so I suffered through. It's not that they are difficult, and I didn't have any problems with them, it's just the measuring, cutting, pinning, sewing, pressing twice for each border -- just takes time and is boring I guess! The binding is made and a note attached with the information that this was Judy's design for an hour a day quilt and the date I finished the top. Who knows when I'll finish the quilt -- I haven't even decided whether I'll hand or machine quilt it -- and I need to finish a couple of other projects before Christmas, so it'll be stuck in the ufo pile for awhile.

Iwant to get started pulling fabric for Gratitude, but I need to clear off the sewing tables first, so we'll see!

Gratitudes:
1. Breakfast out with Bill.
2. Leaf Season top is finished and I like it!
3. Hershey's Kisses

17 comments :

Bingo~Bonnie said...

WOW your quilt turned out Beautiful!!! Very Stunning! I love the red you used! I agree adding boarders are boring and time consuming, but they really do add to the quilt.

You should hop over to Judy's blog and let her know you are done so she can come snatch a photo for her scrapbook. :c)

Cheers to you for finishing your Leaf Season! :c) ~Bonie

Bingo~Bonnie said...

oh goodness, this is the same quilt as the one below??? no way! It's amazing how much difference it made in taking it outside to photograph!!! WOW! When I first opened your blog page and saw your first entry, I thought to myself, how have I missed seeing this red quilt made thru October... but come to find out, I had been following it all along! WOW - your fabrics show up sooooo pretty in the outside lighting! :c) Thanks for taking the time to get a good photo! ~Bonnie

Anonymous said...

Woo hoooooo!! Love it! You did a great job.

God bless :)

Norma said...

You did a beautiful job on your hour a day quilt!

Susan said...

Your quilt looks great! What a lovely scrappy.

Hedgehog said...

Congrats - the quilt looks great!!

Mary said...

It looks great - my finished tops often age on the shelf a while before being quilting.

May Britt said...

your leaf quilt is beautiful. I regret not doing it but I have now chosen fabrics for the nov quilt

ForestJane said...

Yay for a finished top!

It turned out great. :) I love seeing all the different versions and all the leaves in all the varieties of fabric.

tami said...

I love your version of the leaf quilt. I'm so happy for you having finished it. *vbs*. Great job.

Libby said...

Looks great -- I have enjoyed seeing all the different versions of this one.

computerpeach said...

very pretty - this was a great quilt and lended itself to a bunch of different interpretations.

Laurie Ann said...

I hate doing borders too! The quilt turned out lovely.

Bonnie said...

Your Leaf Season quilt is so beautiful. I love the red and the more interesting background in the alternate blocks. Great job!

DubiQuilts said...

Your Leaf Season quilt is outstanding!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Beautiful top and well worth the extra effort for the borders! Hooray on settling the custody issue out of court too... You've been busy and I am enjoying catching up on your blog.

Cheers!

Evelyn/Starfishy

Vicky said...

Your leaf quilt is lovely! I need to get going on tht one!

(Hugs)