Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Autumn Abundance Giveaway Winner

Thank you to everyone who commented on my post for the Autumn Abundance Blog Hop last week. I was overwhelmed by the compliments and good wishes and had a blast reading about everyone's autumn projects and favorite things about autumn. 

Last night I used a little program to choose a random comment for my giveaway, and the winner is Kathryn, the 36th person to respond! Here's what she said:

"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."

Last night she told me that she has some fabric that will work very well with the bundle of leftovers I'm sending her. Congrats, Kathryn! The fabric and little collection of binder clips will be on the way to you soon!

And here are some awesome mums. I'd like to say they were the inspiration for my quilt, but I didn't see them until yesterday near my dad's condo. 

Everywhere I look right now there is great color inspiration for quilts. I display a calendar in my living room as part of my decor. For many years, it was a quilt calendar, but this year I had to choose something else because the calendar company discontinued the quilt-themed one. So I bought a landscape calendar instead. I love it! Every month is new inspiration for color and even design for a quilt. This was October:

And today I turned the page (yes, I know I'm a day late), and there was this! 

Those colors look kind of familiar, don't they? Yay, Autumn!

Happy November! As I said, I know I'm a day late, but I was busy yesterday enjoying our gorgeous autumn weather (upper 70's with hazy sunshine). Maybe tomorrow I'll post some pictures of my little field trip. Not exactly quilt related, but oh so quilty inspirational. And since I've had to take a little break from quilting, this is the next best thing. See you then!

Linking up today with Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social.


Valerie Reynolds said...

Oh my your mums are beautiful!!Congrats to Kathryn! Your landscape calendar is an inspiration in color.

KaHolly said...

Congrats to Kathryn!

Bernie Kringel said...

Hi Janine, I was just reading a challenge for the monthly Mighty Lucky Quilting Club and it was about pulling fabric using pictures as inspiration. These pictures would certainly inspire a gorgeous pull. That is a fun calendar frame too. There are so many calendars with gorgeous art in them and it makes it hard for me to toss it at the end of the year.