Fall is my favorite season - cooler temps, calming colors constantly changing, the crisp smell of the air, and the seasonal fruits and veggies I love. It has come at time that I need a little 'calming' with the loss of my brother and the more time consuming care of my Mom.
It has me pulling out quilt tops that have long waited their turn for 'finishing'. This is a Missouri Star Quilt Co pattern - I looked but couldn't find. I think this was a challenge a few of us bloggers took - use your least favorite color - to make this pattern. It was for layer cakes, but I just used up my accuming oranges (I don't use much).
I have gathered, bought, estate sales, and gifted a number of large pieces of fabric for backs (another reason these quilts sat - waiting on backing). This very large floral print worked out perfect for this quilt. I did just a large open meander using a thread called 'mellon' (goes with the season) and framed it off with a black binding.
I've decided to sit out the rest of the year from participating in the Hops - I love to do them, but I need to get myself back on track. I miss my daily blog reading, updates, keeping a fresh list of activities on my blog's side bar - so blogging needs more attention. AND I am desperate for some ME time. I am glad that our local guild has started back up from Summer break, as well as doing a few travel teaching classes before the snow falls.