Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Autumn a little longer

Most of our beautiful fall leaves in the northwoods have fallen and the trees are bare.  My quilt titled "Bittersweet" gives another look at autumn. Being my favorite time of year, I wanted to make a quilt with all those great colors.

It's based on the traditional log cabin block, arranged with the help of Electric Quilt.  I added the oak leaves and berries and the fall themed border appliques.  I machine pieced and machine appliqued the entire quilt, then hand quilted it with Perle Cotton, using a modified "big stitch."

I've sent this quilt around to many shows and it's won a bunch of ribbons, but the best I think was recently winning "Viewer's Choice" at the Ladies of the Lake Minocqua show in August.  Fellow quilters (and non-quilters) chose my quilt among aproximately 250 entries as their favorite.  This, to me is an honor, knowing my peers liked my work. 

In my next blog, I will share my current "work in progress" with you.


  1. This quilt is so beautiful! I can see how it won so many awards. It reminds me of Missouri, where I grew up.