Wednesday, October 9, 2013

AUTUMN WINDS --A MEMORY QUILT



Here is my partially string pieced Autumn Winds quilt....the side blocks were my
very first attempt at the "Eye of God" block string work.  I thought it apropos to use for the Change of Seasons.....


(Sorry for the crooked photo--it was windy outside my deck!!)...I used some of my first attempts at hand dying fabric and a whole lot of leafy fabrics which I collected after attending a knitting retreat with a good friend on Killington Mountain; the trees just about shouted with vibrant color that year and they inspired me to make this quilt--the 3rd quilt I ever tried.












Here are a couple more including that wonderful brown grasses fabric. And, that wonderful little blackbird on red (I wish I had more of that one!!)
This quilt took about a year to make; I just was flying by the seat of my pants--
no plan:  make some blocks and see how to fit them together.  I hand-tied it with brown embroidery thread............

Altho' today, I would probably done it differently, I cherish this quilt for the wonderful memories it evokes....hugs, Julierose, La Blageuse

6 comments:

Quiltdivajulie said...

I love it!

Anne said...

Beautiful. Maybe flying by the seat of your pants is a good idea.

Kat Scribner said...

Very lovely quilt. I agree that flying by the seat of your pants results in delightful designs. I once used that 'flying' technique on my stack and whack quilt because I had to design a quilt around 8 blocks. Turns out it is my favorite one. I love anything with strings.

Julierose said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments--I can't seem to reply on this page (??? very challenged here..)
Hugs, Julierose

Julierose said...

Hi Brenda--couldn't reply to your email--no problem posting; just unable to leave a "reply" to comments on this blog page ; guessing because it's a group blog??? Will continue to leave a group reply if that's ok....
Thanks , Julierose

LuAnn said...

It's beautiful. I love all of the autumn colors.