Monday, October 19, 2009

Embracing Fall

It's been terribly dreary here...gray, chilly. Yesterday the sun emerged...if only for a day. I'm trying to embrace the colors and feeling of fall in a positive way.

I finished the 11 panels for this quilt. I had to take out the graph paper to help me put them together in the way I envisioned. It's rare that I take to pen and paper, but this one is stumping me a bit.
I do love the fabrics, the color and I think I'm going to love the quilt. I'm trying to focus on bed sized quilts these days. This one is going to be a full size. Hopefully it will be a top later today.

43 comments:

Ashley said...

Oooh - I can't wait to see how this one turns out - I just love the colors, especially paired with that lovely solid!

kathi said...

wow, i just love those colors.

Sarah said...

Oh, I LOVE it! Such a different/original color palette! Very warm and cozy for the fall...

Zarina said...

I am tempting a similar pattern about two quilts down the road. i have already picture the process: use paper grid and color in the lay out. Colors - no idea which combo but most likely hand dyed fabric. No way am I winging this.

molly said...

so nice jacquie!

jenny said...

those colors are amazing!

Darcie said...

Oooh! So warm and magical feeling. Reminds me of the Badlands of ND! ;-)

It's cloudy today here as well. Yesterday was full of hope and sunshine though, so I'm thankful for that!

And...$59 plane tickets to the SW are looking mighty fine about now. lol

connie said...

This is going to be glorious. Can't wait.

amandajean said...

it's gorgeous!!!

Marit said...

Love your choice of fabric and colors, Jacquie! Can't wait to see the finished top!

Nichole said...

it is looking beautiful, as usual, jacquie! i love the shade of the solid you're using. very rich and fall-like.

Lynn said...

Can't wait to see the top put together. What perfect colors for sewing on cold rainy days.

Cheryl Arkison said...

Fantastic colour combo! Good luck finishing it.

gtm said...

can't wait to see it put together! I love the colors!

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

The colors are stunning. You were on my mind a LOT this weekend. I moseyed on down to fabric depot for the sale this weekend and tried picking out fabrics for Son No. 2's quilt. I kept thinking. Oh how I wish Jacquie were here. ;o) I think I got some good ones, and I'm anxious to get going on it now.
Thanks for all the inspiration! ooxx`jodi

beth said...

wonderful fabric...can't wait for your quilt to appear here!

metrosupialdesigns said...

Big Love of Orange!

ircabbit said...

That is going to be so beautiful!

You should have some hot apple cider and satsumas, too. :)

CitricSugar said...

The colours....! I'm deeply in love with this quilt already.

Very deeply.

Sew It Up! said...

Great choices. Looking forward to seeing it complete. Have fun!!

Stephanie said...

As usual, you have a terrific sense of color and putting fabrics together. It'll be another beauty.

Kristin L said...

Lovin' those fall colors!

Fiesta said...

I love your fabric choices.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh that is going to be amazing, what wonderful warm colors!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What a wonderful convergence of fabric! I'll be watching for more!

MichelleB said...

Wow! What spectacular colors! I can hardly wait to see it finished.

Jessica said...

how gorgeous!! can't wait to see this as a finished quilt!!

Jackie said...

Jacquie, I just love the colors. This will be a beautiful fall top!

em's scrapbag said...

Reminds me of running through piles of leaves. Love all the rich fall colors. Quite beautiful.

henny said...

Lovely colors as always. I wonder how you're choose colors at the fabric store..I missed to pick the right one often :)
Love at the spot, but then when going back home..oh, I think it's not to fit with my other fabrics or this is not so bright like the way I saw before :(

Bermick said...

Hello from France ;-))
I love this autumn colors!!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love the colours in this one Jacquie - can't wait to see the finished product!

Alissa said...

Oh I can't wait to see what this becomes!! Such wonderful colors.

Sharon said...

Oooo, what scrumptious fall colors! Love that solid color fabric. It looks like you're doing well at "embracing fall in a positive way" to me! It's hard when it's dreary, isn't it? We've had lots of dreary too. I can't wait to see this one all done!

Liz said...

Your color choices - once again astound me. You have such a great eye for it! I love how these look together.

Stephanie D. said...

Those are some luscious colors there. Can't wait to see it all together!

Laurie said...

this is going to be a gorgeous bed quilt! LOVE IT
laurie

MightyMom said...

nice colors.
can't wait to see it done

Tina said...

oh, I'm anxious to see how it turns out! funny how fall can be, I just read a post of a family picking out pumpkins in over 100 degree weather!

jackie said...

it's as if i'm looking at a picture of fall foliage - gorgeous!

nicolette said...

Jacquie, those colours are gorgeous! You have such a great eye for fabric combinations!

Shari said...

I love autumn colours. Here in Oz we don't have a strong colour change in autumn. Everything is brown and faded from the hot, dry summer so when the autumn rains come, everything turns green. Too funny, although the few trees that drop their leaves are dormant.

I'm looking forward to seeing your latest creation!

Hugs - Shari

Chelsea Ling said...

wow such lovely colors!