Happy October!! The beginning of another month. September seemed to fly by, didn't it? I think it will Christmas before we know it!!
Look what we bought this weekend:
Oh yeah. I've been wanting one of these for a couple of years now and this baby is OURS!! It will sleep our family of 5 perfectly and be an excellent home away from home whenever we want to travel the countryside. She is clean and well-maintained - the only changes I will make will be cosmetic. So, next spring I'll have plenty of sewing and re-upholstering to do - but I am already looking forward to it!
Now onto a project I have already done this fall...
I am not an expert quilter/patchworker. I like to mix fabrics and try new patterns- so when I find something pretty or inspirational (I love you Pinterest!) I give it a go. I may not do it the conventional way, but quite often I like how it turns out.
I had been admiring some Tumbler Block quilts online and thought I'd give one a try. I used 2 charmpacks of Butterscotch and Roses fabric and cut my 5" squares into the odd shape you see below.
As you sew the pieces together you make straight rows that are sewn together to make the decorative "top" of your creation.
I used a thin batting and cream fabric for the underside. Then I machine "stitched in the ditch" to quilt the layers together.
I really like how the subtle colours go together.
They go perfectly with the mellow colours in my living/dining room.
In fact, this year, I am not using any intense autumn colours in my fall decor. Instead I am using a mix of these pale blues, peaches, greens and pinks to create my vignettes throughout the room.
(I'll show you my dining table vignette later this week....)
Hubby said he liked the picture below the best. My intention was to shoot a photo of the whole table runner and then crop out any extras (like my feet). But, as you can see, I decided to leave them in. :)
My faux gourds are from Michaels. They are 40% off this week.
And the hydrangeas? Dried - from my mother's garden. I love the subtle green shade they have turned as they dried.....
Thanks for stopping by. I'd love for you to leave a comment.....and please - become a FOLLOWER. I have been stuck just under 200 for ages now!!
Hugs to all,