Tuesday, October 09, 2007

patchwork obsession: part 20


My falling oaks quilt is done and I love how it turned out.
The blocks are 6". The leaves are sewn on with the raw egdes exposed so they will fray and add a nice texture over time. It is a lap size-54"x72".

The backing is pieced-all from my stash-again. I tell ya', it's amazing how many quilts I have finished without purchasing new fabric. Not even for binding. And I am just starting to see a dent in the old stash. Oy. The fabric on the left is flannel toile (oh, and it's so lovely + soft) and the fabric on the right is a leaf print quilter's cotton. I love love LOVE piecing the backs of my quilts. If you haven't tried it yet, you really should.

I just did more stippling on this quilt. I actually looked forward to quilting this one. I never would have dreamed....

So, another one down, and I only have 6 quilts in progress.
Only six. Sheesh! I'm in deep.

22 comments:

Mama Urchin said...

I really like the idea of leaving the leaf edges raw. I want to make some pillows for our family room and I might try this.

HobbyMommy said...

Looks fantastic... Again your stippling is fantastic!!

lera said...

Amazing. You and your quilt(s).

kat said...

What a clever idea to leave the leaf edges raw! I'm sure it will look gorgeous.

Also, I love the stippling.Is that something you do freehand? It's fabulous!

erin said...

the leaves are the perfect touch! great job, amanda jean!

Louise said...

This is really great! And so nice and in season. I'm amazed at how prolific a quilter you are (and that you can quilt all of these things on your Juki-- color me impressed!).

(Also, thanks for your comment on my blog... I, too can't stand to throw away any possibly usable piece of fabric.)

Amy Jo said...

ya know - I'm running out of adjetives to describe your quilts. I'm going to have to come up with some new ones.

But of course - it's beautiful!! I'm not sure which I like more, the back or the front. That flannel looks so cozy!!

Anina said...

Wow! It's beautiful. But then all of your quilts are.

Chara Michele said...

It is absolutely beautiful amandajean! Perfect for the fall:)

Oiyi said...

It's gorgeous! And finished just in time for Fall.

Linda said...

It's lovely, and I am glad that you have been able to accomplish so much with fabric from your stash. Never seems to work that way for me. LOL

Alisa said...

Yeah for getting another one finished! It is so beautiful AmandaJean, and perfect for this time of year. The oak leaves look really good. For some reason, I was thinking Maple Leaves for an autumn quilt, but I realize that is because I'm Canadian :-) So you *only* have 6 wips now? That's less than last time you reported right?

Heidijayhawk said...

it makes me feel warm just looking at it erin!! fabulous! do you pre wash your flannel when you quilt with it and quilter's cotton? i usually like not washing any of it until its finished. kinda wondering how the flannel works with that!

Beth said...

It's really a great quilt! You amaze me with all of your finished projects!

Linda said...

Beautiful, love the colours you've used.

libby said...

It is beautiful...how do you whip those out so quickly? I am impressed!

de vliegende koe said...

The quilt is so beautiful with all the Autumn colours and leaves!

kirsten said...

wow, that turned out great! i like the triangles a lot.

Jane Weston said...

ooh it's lovely! I just love the colours! Bet it will be great to curl up under!

Anonymous said...

emandthegang referred me to you web site. I am also a quilter (hand-sewn, applique quilting - I'm getting ready for Christmas and my hand feels like it is about to fall off!). You have lovely work.

Anonymous said...

emandthegang referred me to this web site, and the quilt is lovely. I am also a quilter (hand piecing or machine, hand quilting or machine).

Laurie said...

I can't believe that you only have 6 in progress. I'd be surprised if I have fewer than 25. I like your list in your sidebar. I may copy that some time in the future.