Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Autumn Abundance Blog Hop


Welcome, everyone! Today is my day on the Autumn Abundance Blog Hop hosted by Bernie at Needle and Foot and sponsored by Paintbrush Studio Fabrics. (Be sure to read to the end--there's a giveaway.) Bernie had the idea for this blog hop way back in the summer and did all of the leg (finger?) work to make it happen. I'm so glad she did. Autumn is my favorite season, so I was eager to participate even though I was a little nervous about sewing on a timeline. I had a project in mind and was thrilled when one of the available fabric collections provided by Paintbrush Studio looked like a perfect fit for what I had in mind. 

Be sure to check out the other bloggers in this Hop. Here's the schedule: 
  Monday October 24: Our Host, Bernie from Needle and Foot
  Tuesday October 25: Hey, that's Me, and you're here!
  Wednesday October 26: Mari from The Academic Quilter
  Thursday October 27: Tish from Tish's Adventures in Wonderland
  Friday October 28: Sandra from Musings of a Menopausal Melon--mmm! quilts

Here is the collection of prints I chose. It's called Into the Woods. The solid fabrics along the left side are from their Painter's Palette collection. I chose Rice Paper, Mist, and Azure to provide a pale contrast with the prints, and a dark brown called Expresso.
As you can see, most of the prints are what I think of as blenders or tone-on-tones. When I look back over my years of quilting, I can see that I have been most comfortable working with these types of prints. And the special thing about these particular prints is that most of them have an added sparkle of metallic gold in them--so festive for autumn. This collection was just what I needed for my small scale quilt.

Now I could hold you in suspense and slowly tell you about the process before showing my project, but I just can't do it. I have to show you now! (Then I'll tell how it came to be.)

The center block is a paper pieced Autumn Harvest pattern by Soma of Whims and Fancies that I won from her in a giveaway on her blog a while ago. I had a long-time plan to use it in a wallhanging--or really a door hanging for my front door. What I love about the pattern is how well it portrays what I love about Autumn--the abundance of everything: rich colors, lovely produce, beautiful skies, and the delicious tastes of the comfort foods we associate with autumn and cooler weather. I'm grateful to Soma for the opportunity to sew one of her delightful designs. Here are some of my pattern pieces with the colors labelled:
When I chose the solid colors, I wanted strong contrast with the prints--necessary so that the design stands out to passers-by. So instead of a bright, clear blue typical of the sky at this time of year, I chose the color of a more hazy sky when the weather is more balmy. We've actually had a lot of those skies lately. The Azure I chose is just right--and I was thrilled that it looked just as I expected it would.  

The fields in our area at this time of year are generally not really colorful. Much of the corn has already been cut, and the soybeans have gone from yellow to dull brown. The produce is in the markets and numerous farm stands along country roads.
I tried various combinations of colors for the field. 
But I wanted my fields to sing with color. So I chose the brighter orange print and the yellow to represent a fields of mums, much like the dig-your-own field a local garden center used to have. Using a solid brown for the fence helped it stand out more from the printed background.

I originally planned to use the orange/yellow/green leaf print and darker green for some of the hills, but I needed better contrast and scale. 

So I chose the lighter green instead. The shadowy print and dusting of metallic gold suggests trees just beginning to change color. The dark blue of the farthest hill helped create some depth in the scene.

And did you see those pies? Yum! Pumpkin is our favorite. My husband bakes the best pumpkin pie using dark molasses. So of course I had to use the darker orange print for that slice on the windowsill. We also love apple pie. Our local high school swim team makes ready-to-bake pies as an autumn fundraiser, and we always buy them. With teenagers making pies, you never know how the crust will look. Some are a little clunky, but they are always delicious. One year, a math enthusiast used the pi symbol for the vents on top. Fun!The light brown fabric in the collection was the exact pie crust color! How neat is that?

I used Mist for the window frame, and finished the center block on August 30.
I was pretty pleased with myself. I was way ahead of schedule for this Blog Hop. Then disaster struck.

On September 1, I broke my shoulder in a fall from my bicycle, and on the 15th I had surgery to repair it. (That fall is now the reason I am meticulously using the word "autumn" in this post. Don't want any reminders of fall.) Recovery will be a long process. I thought I'd have to give up on the project and the Blog Hop. But eventually I figured out how to use technology and alternative sewing methods so that I could continue designing and finish the quilt top one-handed. Good thing I was making a tiny quilt!! You can read about what I did here and here.

First, I used my Quiltography app to plan strips of flying geese around the center block. I first heard about this program from Bernie, our host for this Hop. The program allowed me to even see how the fabrics would look. Here's how my final plan looked (with tan subbing for the center block):
I won't go into the process here. You can check out Bernie's post about it or check the Quiltography website.  When I did the actual sewing I used the Azure, Rice Paper and Mist randomly to create sky with autumn clouds. I also spaced some of the geese out to represent the stragglers that you see overhead. (Maybe the flying geese design is supposed to represent whole Vs of geese. Oh well, mine are individuals.) We have an abundance of geese this time of year. 

I used a free template from Quilter's cache to paper piece the flying geese using a variety of the fabrics in the collection. After sewing a strip of the lovely black larger-scale print from the fabric collection to my center block, I added the flying geese strips using partial seams at the corners where the strips met. Then I added a wider strip of the black print. 

I still need to quilt this little gem. But I'd like to do it by machine, and my arm is not strong enough yet. I do know that I will bind it in the yellow fabric. I will be sure to show you when it's finished. 
I am so happy with how this little quilt top turned out. The fabrics were easy to work with, and the colors and scale were exactly what I needed. I really enjoyed making decisions about where to place each fabric and how to make the most of the contrast. 

Here are the finished measurements for the quilt if you'd like to try one yourself. Remember to add seam allowances where necessary.
  Center block: 10 inches square
  First border: 1 inch
  Flying Geese Border: 2 inches wide by 14 inches long
  Outer Border: 2 3/4 inches wide 
  Total size: 21 1/2 inches square
  
And now for the giveaway. I was really planning to make a couple of mini minis (mug rugs) with flying geese to give away, but that's just not possible right now due to my limitations and therapy schedule. So, if you leave me a comment on this post telling me about an autumn project you've made or your favorite thing about autumn, I will randomly choose one lucky respondent (I'm sorry, but North American residents only) on November 1 and send you my leftover fabrics from the Into the Woods collection. If you are a no-reply blogger, please give me your e-mail address in your comment. 
You might want to make your own autumn mini. And if you haven't paper pieced before, maybe you'll consider making some flying geese strips. I highly recommend them as a beginning project. You can make one continuous strip, and the piecing is repetitive with regular shapes--a very friendly first project. 

Along with the fabric, I'm including these little binder clips. They have nothing to do with this project, but they're cute and would be useful for any project where you want to keep patches or blocks together. 

*This Giveaway is now ended. Check out the next post for the winner.


Thanks again to Bernie for hosting this hop and to Paintbrush Studio for sponsoring. Be sure to check out their websites if you haven't already.

Okay. One more picture--

I'm linking up with Freemotion by the River and Sew Fresh Quilts for their linky parties this week. Buttons are on the sidebar to the right.

Have a beautiful week, and remember to hop on over to the other Autumn Abundance bloggers.
 

104 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry about your fractured shoulder! My partner had a shoulder replacement a couple of years ago (with some unexpected complications) and we learned how integral shoulder movement is to everyday living...isn't that always the way it is? I'm sure you'll be faithful to the instructions of your p.t. and will come out of this with flying colors, though, so for now I'll just wish you the patience to get to the bright side.
    My favorite part of autumn is the moment when it seems as if all at once everything has changed--the scents, the sounds, the colors, the very feel of the air. I love that realization that we have reached an entirely new season, and it seems to happen most distinctly in autumn.

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  2. Lovely little quilt. Good luck with the shoulder, it does take time to heal.

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  3. So cute! I love the center and your use of fabrics. And sewing with a broken shoulder is hard-core. I'm calling you Super Quilter from now on!

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  4. I admire your ability to find a way to piece one handed. I must admit that I would not have done so. I hope you are able to make a full recovery. Autumn is most welcome after a dry, hot summer. Cool, fresh evening air is invigorating along with the deep, rich colours. Thanks for the chance to win this fantastic fabric.

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  5. I broke my wrist last spring so I know all about what it's like to desperately want (and need) to sew, but with limitations! I hope you're getting better day by day! Your wall-hanging is so pretty! I love the flying geese set with the pretty sky fabrics, and the way the center is made so you're looking through the window. This fall I made a Halloween wall-hanging with the word Boo in it, using Bernie's relief quilting tutorial. It turned out so fun!

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  6. Oh Janine this is terrific! I love how you've supported other bloggers here. I so enjoy reading about your process of auditioning fabrics for the various areas and why you chose those you did. You know about the autumn project I am making! wink I also really like how you photographed your mini with the pumpkin, squash and a gourd(?). The photo of the barn and pumpkins look JUST like many a farm around me! Always makes me smile, and marvel how similar both sides of the river are. :-)

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  7. Oh my gosh Janine. I just cannot believe all that you have accomplished since that awful September 1st. I am in awe. Truly.
    This is just wonderful. It screams of home, autumn, warmth, and all that comes with the season we are enjoying.

    I have always thought flying geese blocks were singular. Are they not?

    The colors are wonderful - you have a gift with color and it helps me to read what you were thinking as you put your plan together.

    You inspire me Janine-the-one-armed-quiter. :-)

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  8. Great job on your quilt especially given your injury. I just got a bike so I will be extra careful. Love the fabric line.

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  9. Ouch! I hope you are on the mend! I fell off my bicycle two years ago and broke my leg - surgery, screws and a plate now keep my ankle attached to that leg!!! LOL - it only hurts when I laugh at myself!!! Hope you heal quickly!!! Your quilt looks amazing - love the center and the flying geese are a beautiful border! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. hope you are well on your way to healing. ithink it is amazing that you managed to create such a wonderful project in spite of it all.

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  11. Oh, JanineMarie, this is the most gorgeous little quilt!! I just love it! Thank you for putting the photo right up top so I could admire it as quickly as possible :)

    I've only made one fall (sorry, autumn) themed quilt so far, a wall hanging with eight scrappy maple leaves. But I love autumn colors and have a special place in my stash for them.

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  12. Lovely little quilt. That's hard-core, sewing with a fractured shoulder. Sending good vibes your way for a speedy recovery. The only fall project I've done is a quilted pumpkin Halloween basket for my daughter.

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  13. What a beautiful quilt. I hope you make a full & complete recovery. You are one determined lady to have finished this top. Best of health to you!
    sayitaintsew10@gmail.com

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  14. That's a beautiful little quilt, and gorgeous fabrics. I made an applique pumpkin runner and a little quilt for my front door that is steel so I attached the quilt using magnets!

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  15. I love paper-pieced projects and this is just awesome! Thank you for the info on Whims & Fancies and Quilters Cache. Unfortunately, I have not completed an Autumn quilt (I have purchased fabric, though). Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  16. I love the weather during fall, crisp, clean air, quilts to make...

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  17. Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the center, I love the setting, it's just fantastic. Great job!

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  18. What a cure little quilt! I love paper piecing.
    I have a fall falling leaves quilt that I finally quilted and hung in my entryway. Autumn colors are my favorites.
    Ohioholman @ aol.com

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  19. I am so sorry about your shoulder! I had a similar experience several years ago and mine is fine now though it did take longer than I expected. Autumn is my favorite season but I have never made an autumn themed project. I think I need to remedy that! Thanks for the giveaway! cotten.gloria@gmail.com

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  20. I am so sorry to hear about your shoulder. Hope all goes well in the healing process. Your quilt is lovely. The colors are so wonderful for Autumn. So far this year I have not made anything for Autumn because I have been doing so much Christmas sewing and a lot of sewing for a friends wedding.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  21. Love your quilt. I actually have that pp pattern by Soma. I have a window that looks from the house into the garage. I decided to cover it with a quilt instead of a curtain, and I think it would be fun to have seasonal quilts that I could change with the seasons. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  22. Thanks for sharing your project. Great idea to combine two ideas into one wonderful project. Today I am making a pieced backing for an autumn quilt. The front is a panel and the back has a pumpkin made with the quick curve ruler with other fabric to create the right size. Lots of fun. Good luck on your recovery. Physio is not fun, but effective.

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  23. So sorry to hear of your injury! Get better soon! I love autumn the most as well. Pumpkin and apple spiced everything, candy from trick or treating and both of my kids birthdays! Thanks for hosting and pushing through despite the accident.

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  24. Janine, this mini quilt is AMAZING and does a great job of capturing all the things I think of when I think of Autumn. I love the pop the gold metallics give the fabrics. I do hope you shoulder is feeling better. I think you deserve the Hardcore Quilter award for being able to push through and create this beautiful piece.

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  25. I love raking leaves in fall as long as it doesn't get too warm. Sorry about your shoulder..ouch!

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  26. Absolutely beautiful, able-bodied or not! I have some gorgeous autumn batiks lined up, but other Christmas priorities have got in the way and all I've managed for me is a Disappearing 9-Patch runner. Perhaps I'll get my fall quilt NEXT year!
    basaran.family@rogers.com

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  27. I love the depth of color in the fabrics you have chosen for your quilt. I love everything about it. My favorite thing about Autumn is colors, I get back to fall baking, and the crisp air. Good luck on your recovery. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  28. Shoulder injuries are the pits, especially when you consider all the time we use our shoulder movement and strength in our quilting. I have always loved the colors of autumn, as well as the coolness of the nights followed by the warmth of (most of) the days. Beautiful fabrics and beautiful quilt.

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  29. Your wall hanging is lovely and the fabrics are perfect! Last year my autumn project was small wall hanging with five appliqued pumpkins sitting in a row.

    lin.web.28 at gmail dot com

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  30. My goodness! Prayers that your shoulder heals quickly!! Can't believe how you pushed thru to finish your Gorgeous & creative quilt!! Beautiful!! And you are such an inspiration!!

    I love Autumn! colors, woodburner goin, pickin apples & making applesauce!, fuzzy fleece tops, and Our Anniversary in October!!! :) Thank you for chance to win your give-a-way too! :D

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  31. Feel better! My favorite things about early fall are the crisp breathable air and the changing of the leaves. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  32. Been there with the shoulder thing. I feel your pain! I just finished a table topper from the Fall 2013 Primitive Quilts magazine called Pumpkin Spice. I made the top as soon as I received the magazine, then it sat as a UFO for 3 years. I finally decided it had to be finished. Glad I did! I love it and wonder why I waited so long. Now on to other UFOs. ndfromsd atgmaildotcom

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  33. its beautiful! Perfectly charming!

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  34. Hi JanineMarie, it's wonderful to meet you via blog and share your love for Autumn. I do believe bike riding is my favorite thing about the season, as the weather here is perfect for it..plus i love to look at leaves.
    I'm piecing "Autumn leaves" bear paw type blocks w/HSTs, and incorporating into a door hanging for my sister whom moved into her retirement home. SHe has hinted her "door decorations" are old and in not so good shape. I love this block and just might need some scraps for myself to make me one too. Thank you.
    THe best to you and your shoulder healing/recovery.
    bluestarof2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  35. How can you do this one handed?! You are awesome and great project! thank you!

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  36. I love the return of cider to my local stores in the autumn. Best wishes on your recuperation from your 'autumn' event. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  37. I love the rich colors of fall! I'm working on Christmas gifts right now. Hope your therapy helps you recover. Your wall hanging is lovely!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  38. Wow! Beautiful mini and to think you were dedicated enough to do it one handedly. Thanks for sharing this wonderful pattern. Love the fall season and the glorious colors associated with the changes. maryc76904 at yahoo dot com

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  39. The colors are lovely and I love your quilt
    gandn74@ymail.com

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  40. Love the cool crisp days, and of course beautiful leaves!

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  41. foundation piecing is touch and go for me - i'm dyslexic - but I've made some really nice flying geese strips with foundation paper. i'm ready to put the binding on my 'pumpkin patch' runner for myself, and two mug rug minis using one of the pumpkins from the runner for my sis. I used batiks ... these little pieces are rich in autumn colors!

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  42. Your little quilt is a perfect "picture" representing fall. I like the way you go into detail about your methods. Hope your shoulder heals quickly.

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  43. You definitely have made lemonade out of the lemons from that fall. Your top is lovely. I'm currently working on Sew Fresh Quilt's Bear in the Woods Quilt Along. My bear paw blocks are in autumn colors. My guild is headed to retreat in 10 days, and this is one of my projects to complete there.

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  44. Excellent, excellent post!! And your wall hanging is stunning. I love the addition of the blue. This is one of the prettiest fall projects I have seen and I just pinned it!
    Last year I made a pumpkin pillow for my daughter - my first paper-piecing project. I want to make something this year, so that is good incentive to get my fabric unpacked! (Or buy some new - lol!)

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  45. I do hope your recovery goes as hoped, that sounds a nasty fall . Well done in completing your quilt top. I love how you explained why you did each stage , makes it all so much more interesting and enjoyable

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  46. My favorite thing about Fall is the leaves changing! I love them! 🍁🍂🍃🍂🍁🍂🍃🍂🍁I made a cute pumpkin 🎃 Quilt !

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  47. I love your little quilt and, if I had more time, I'd make one just like it for a fall swap I'm participating in. I'm quite amazed that you managed to finish the geese with a bum shoulder. I do hope the healing is going well and you regain full use of your shoulder. Some years back I underwent a number of hand surgeries and spend a long time in a cast that immobilized my thumb, forefinger, and pinky, along with the wrist of my right hand for many weeks. I did manage to crochet a complete afghan during that time, using a larger wooden hook that I was able to manage with the two fingers that were free outside the cast. We persevere when it comes to our creating, don't we.

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  48. Wow, you are resourceful to find a way to finish once you were injured! Your quilt is so cute and a wonderful representation of Autumn. I have a paper pieced leaf pattern that I just love and it seems that every fall I piece more leaves. Last week I put a few into a table runner that I made reversible -- one side with a jack-o-lantern for Halloween and one side with leaves and pumpkins for Autumn and/or Thanksgiving.

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  49. That is a great way to use a pp project. It's really great. Thanks for sharing a great giveaway!

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  50. Love your little landscape quilt. It really does look autumnal. I just finished piecing a top for my nephew using the free Missouri Star pattern called ribbon stars. I used a group of autumn themed fabrics that I won at a statewide quilt guild retreat. It will be going to him as a Christmas present this year.

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  51. Love your mini quilt, it reminds of the the valley where I live. It's now my most favorite time during autumn--the changing of the leaves. Thanks for the giveaway, grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  52. Oh, I love your quilt. I love the colors of autumn. I'm a color loving person autumn and spring are my favorite seasons because color is popping out at those times.

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  53. My autumn projects have been a lap quilt and a table runner. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  54. I do pray you mend well. Fractures are no joke. I fell outside down some concrete stairs and fractured both my thumb (which broke my fall)and my wrist. I have the bone bumps (where they mended) to prove it.

    Your mini is a window into Fall. Really nice and inspiring.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  55. I love your mini! Your colors are gorgeous! I hope your recovery is quick. Thank you for the chance to win the pretty fabrics.

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  56. I love your small wall hanging; you put so much thought into it, and it shows. The little pies on the sill are perfect. Autumn is so beautiful, and I love the fabric that's available right now. Thanks.

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  57. I've made a couple of autumn table toppers, and the best thing about this season is getting out my favorite sweaters! Your little quilt represents autumn beautifully,and I'm sending the best thoughts your way that you're totally mended soon.

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  58. I love the colors of autumn and the crisp air. I hope your shoulder heals quickly.

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  59. My favorite thing about autumn is the color.There is so much of it and it is changing almost daily.

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  60. My favorite thing about autumn is the beautiful leaves...especially when the sun filters though the canopy and the leaves are backlit. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  61. I love the colors of autumn and several years ago I made a wall hanging with miniature paper pieced maple leaf blocks using a lot of the gorgeous autumn fabrics!

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  62. I love apples so this is the best time of year for me. Shoulder problems take forever to heal, be patient and try meditation for the pain. I love your quilt. Very nice.

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  63. Wow!! I love your quilt and you do better with one arm than I do with two!! I hope you are feeling better soon!
    Ksmith8@emich.edu

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  64. That's an adorable project. I love your gardens of mums. I also hope you're feeling better soon. As for my favorites, it's apple picking, the colors of the leaves, chocolate pumpkin cupcakes, cooler weather, the crunch of the leaves under my feet. and the smell of the first fire in the fireplace. Thanks.

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  65. I love the Autumn Abundance wall hanging you made. I've done paper piecing before but not for doing flying geese so I'd have to try that. The window scene is so cool These fabrics would be great to do this or the Autumn mug rugs. I have a couple of runners and one throw in process for Autumn.

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  66. Love your quilt - the colors are beautiful.
    Take care and get well soon.

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  67. What a cute project! The flying geese really make it special. I have made a new mini this year too. Autumn is my favorite time of year.

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  68. I love your quilt, it is so beautiful!
    I have made a modern maple quilt a couple of years ago, that was a fun project!

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  69. Love your quilt and your determination to finish it!! I had shoulder surgery several years ago, and I just know I could never have done anything like this!! Thanks so much for sharing your story and the quilt!!

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  70. Your little quilt is darling. I live where we have the full four seasons and always look forward to each. Hope your healing is quick.sewfabrics at outlook.com

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  71. I am so sorry for your shoulder and hope everything gets back to normal quickly. I love Halloween and the kids' excitement at dressing up. Your project is absolutely gorgeous, and thank you for the giveaway. lkedwards55 at gmail.com

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  72. So many things to love about fall! One of my favorites: winter squash. Yes, you heard right. Fall is a great time for soup, and butternut squash is a great ingredient. Baked acorn, delicata or kombucha makes a great side dish. And then there is pumpkin-oh my goodness!

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  73. Wow - you are very persevering to finish the quilt with one hand! And it turned out beautifully. I love the colors of autumn the most, from the yellows, reds, and oranges of the trees to the crisp blue of the sky. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  74. I can hardly believe you made this with only one hand!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is entirely too beautiful! I especially love the 'window' perspective. So sorry about your shoulder, and hoping it is healing properly and quickly. My favorite part of 'autumn' is the goldenrod blooming along the highways in the deep South. love, love, love its beauty, along with the black-eyed Susans that are prolific this time of year. (lynnstck[at]yahoo.com)

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  75. Hope for a fast recovery for you! I love the cooler temps of fall and the changing colors.

    livingincolorblog(at)outlook(dot)com

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  76. Your quilt is beautiful!! So unique. I hope your recovery is quick and uneventful. I love the glorious colors of fall!

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  77. I love how that quilt looks with the fields set in the background. Picture perfect! I have never made anything specific for autumn, but I remember when I was younger my mom made a really wonderful fall colored flannel quilt that we used for quite awhile! I love the the cooler weather in the fall and apple and pumpkin flavored foods!

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  78. Your mini is quite gorgeous! Good thing you had so much work done on this little pretty before you "autumned" off your bike! Ouch...you poor thing with your shoulder. I can only imagine, but I hope you'll heal quickly and get back to what life's all about...stitching and creating!

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  79. Your quilt is so pretty! I am working on Halloween Treat bags for my grand kids! I hope you recover quickly!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  80. So sorry about your shoulder. We are due our first baby in December so my current projects are fabric baskets for storing little booties and mitts etc x
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  81. Adorable! Thanks for sharing! Bethastrand@gmail.com

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  82. Hoping you are getting better after your fall-oops!Your window themed quilt is just wonderful-I love paper-piecing! Cool weather is my favorite about Autumn-I live in south Mississippi, what a blessing after our oppressive heat!

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  83. How beautifully fall is this piece?! I love the colors and to me, the changing leaves are the best part of this time of the year. I hope you are well on your way to recovering! I can't imagine what you are dealing with! Take it easy (hard to do I'm sure) and let yourself heal!

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  84. This is so lovely! I'm glad you were able to finish it, and I hope your shoulder heals up well and quickly! My favorite parts of autumn are seeing the changing leaves, especially over the mountains, and pumpkin baked goods - yum!

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  85. I admire that you persevered through adversity and finished this little quilt. It turned out so lovely. Very nostalgic and cozy feeling. My favorite thing about autumn are the rich, warm, colors.

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  86. Really cute quilt. Love the look through the window. Thanks. Diane O

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  87. Best wishes for a complete recovery, really above and beyond the call of duty on your project! It's lovely and truly reflects the beauty of autumn.

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  88. Your mini quilt is super cute and I love those fall colours... warm and cozy!!!

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  89. Broken shoulder? Flipping OW! I can imagine how uncomfortable that would be! Mind you that's a better option than a head injury, so while I hope you heal well, I'm glad you are still thinking clearly about quilting. ;-) Your AUTUMN picture is lovely. Good call with the rounded green mountains. Autumn colours are my favorite - I'm excited about the giveaway!

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  90. I hope you are feeling better. I can't imagine continuing to work or sew with a sore shoulder. I love the changing colors of leaves although I usually have to travel to see them as we don't have much leaf color here in North Dakota. Usually with an early frost our leaves go from green to brown, except this year with a late frost we got to enjoy some color. My mom said about the leaves in her yard, "I didn't know our leaves could get to be that color." kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

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  91. Wow! Amazing what you did with a fractured shoulder. I can't complain anymore about my little stuff. You truly are SUPER QUILTER! Beautiful quilt!! Takes awhile but you are doing incredibly well to have finished this! Kudos!!

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  92. I really love the quilt and its colors. Thank you! tljeo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  93. Your little quilt is adorable and I especially love the border fabric. I am in the process of making a table runner for autumn. Thanks.

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  94. I love autumns beautiful colors and the cooler weather.

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  95. I am working on an art quilt that is from a photo of my neighbors (husband & wife) and their two dogs, walking through fall leaves. It is turning out quite nice and will be a surprise for them! Fall is such a wonderful season to quilt!

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  96. I have made my first table runner, I dont know what took me so long. I noticed I didn't have anything representing FALL in my house, so to the stash and Pinterest I went. Hope to finish the quilting tomorrow after the oldest gran's b'day party.

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  97. Beautiful! Hope you are getting better. I haven't done much for the Fall sewing, but need to jump right in for Christmas gifts! jarvenpa1ne at gmail dot com

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  98. Your quilt certainly sings with colour, you made a great job, it's lovely. Sorry to hear about your fall, I hope your shoulder is healed soon.

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  99. Nice work, though I can't quite believe you are sewing so much with just one hand! I really, really like the flying geese framing your window and your colours are perfect for autumn.

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  100. I made an autumn wall hanging from a pattern in AP&Q several years ago. It was the first time I used some wool as I wanted a plaid pumpkin. Keep up the therapy, so important in recovery.

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  101. Adorable little quilt. Love all of the beautiful colors of fall.

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  102. I love the cooler air in Autumn. We don't get much in the way of change of colors (or seasons) in Sunny Southern California, so the cooler weather is our announcement that fall is here. ljbisme at msn dot com

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  103. Love the fabric and the colors! The quilt is beautiful! My fall projects are actually quilts I'm making as Christmas gifts. My favorite thing about fall is the color! Here in Colorado the color is fantastic and the weather is perfect in the fall! My email is Rabakeq44@yahoo.com. I just found your blog and really like it.

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