Sunday, October 20, 2013

Fall Decor, finishes and...

YES, a new project.
My version of Kim Diehl's 'A Delightful Pairing' as seen in
American Patchwork & Quilting
December 2013
I actually tried my hand at machine applique with this project.  It went fast and looks pretty good, so I might use it more often since there are just too many quilts I want to make and I cannot do them all by hand.

I have so enjoyed seeing everyone in blogland decorating for what seems is a universally favorite season, Fall.  So here is a peek of a few of the fall quilts that adorn my home.
These wool pumpkins, a pattern by Little Bits by Joan, cheer up my hall tree stand.
My original pattern, Autumn's Bounty, looks perfect on our kitchen table.

The following two embroidery projects were so generously gifted me in 2011 by my friend, Debbie. I finally finished them both, although O' Pumpkin Tree is patiently awaiting its prim frame that my hubbie is making for me. As soon as he finishes with it, it will hang in a special place in my sewing room. Debbie did the handwork and all I did was the quilting.

I am making progress on both my applique WIPs.
Here is my progress on Snowbound by Pat Wys.
another block for Le Jardin, by Bunnyhill.
I am trying to get one block completed a month.

Last week, my mom came to visit for a landmark birthday.
I turned the big 60!  It was a lovely visit and my DD gave me a great party.
They went home today and now I am celebrating by sequestering myself in my sewing room idea of a good day! 


  1. Your Kim Diehl quilt turned out beautifully. :) Gorgeous Fall quiltlets too.

  2. Your version of Kim's quilt is stunning. I just received my copy of the magazine in the mail. Can't believe you made it so fast!

  3. It is fun to decorate for fall. All the colors are so yummy. Glad you had a special birthday and now get to enjoy some quality stitching time!

  4. The Kim D. quilt turned out fantastic. You are making good progress on the Le Jardin, I have another one prepped that's waiting for hand sewing.


    Just love the picture of you with your parents Congrats on your first time to machine applique a quilt . It looks gorgeous !

    SO fun to see all of your fall quilts on display

  6. Wonderful to share your special birthday with family, Happy Birthday! I celebrated 63 this week.
    Your Autumn's Bounty is gorgeous, love the colors, the flying geese inner border and the candle stand blocks in the corners! The wool pumpkins are very cute framed and your machine applique is wonderful on your Kim Diehl project. Your WIPs are coming along! Gorgeous projects!!!

  7. I would love to make my own Autumns Bounty and am certain there are many out their who would join me in my request that you make this wonderful design available...autumn & quilts, what better pairing.

  8. What a "special" photo of you with your parents! Happy Birthday to you, a few days late!

    As usual I love all of your delightful projects.

    :) Carolyn

  9. Enjoyed seeing your lovely work again.
    Your new Kim Diehl quilt will look perfect when decorating for Christmas.
    Beautiful fall decorating and Happy Birthday.

  10. All of your projects are gorgeous! Though my favorite has to be the Autumn Bounty!!! Did you pattern that?

  11. Autumn's Bounty is your original?!! It's so BEAUTIFUL!!

  12. Happy Birthday! Love the picture with your parents. And I really love Autumn Bounty. I think I need that pattern. All of your projects look great - you've been busy!

  13. I love all these pretty! Great work on that applique piece. And is that you in the picture in black pants? Cuz that is really hard to believe you are 60, AND that if the lady in the white skirt is your mom, then she must be around 80? Cripes! Those are some good genes! You both look fantastic! Happy Birthday!

  14. I love all of your beautiful Fall quilts. Your K.D quilt is just stunning! Happy Belated Birthday!

  15. Beautiful work on the Kim Diehl quilt! Your fall decor looks so warm and inviting. I especially love the framed pumpkins on your hall tree. Nice to see your Autumn's Bounty quilt again. Hope you had a fun time with your parents! Kimber

  16. Love your holiday quilt. How did you do your machine applique? There are so many ways to do it, just wondering?
    Love your fall decor.

    Happy happy birthday!! You are beautiful! So is your mum!!

  17. I love your little Kim D quilt. I was thinking it might be a good size for a cushion cover. Now that you have made it, what do you think, is it about the right size for a pillow?

  18. Happy birthday! Love your fall decorating. I love the season as much as anyone but I haven't done a bit of decorating! Your Delightful Pairing is delightfully festive!

  19. well first off happy birthday to you~! you look beautiful and very happy~!!

    you've been very busy and it's been fun seeing each projects progress. i love your wool pumpkin piece and the pumpkin tree is very cute too. so much to see in this great post. my apologies for being so late to see it.


  20. Happy Birthday, Cheryl. My daughter has a landmark 50th birthday tomorrow so you know I have already passed #60.
    The red and green quilt is perfect for the holiday season. I don't get the magazine any more so I did not see the pattern. I have many Kim Diehl patterns to do anyhow.

  21. I love Love LOVE your Autumn's Bounty quilt- you say it is your pattern- is it available for purchase? I too love precision piecing (and miniatures). I would love to make an Autumn's Bounty...

  22. I made the Perfect Pairing little quilt too for a girlfriend for Christmas. You did a great job! I enjoyed the process too since I typically needle turn applique, which is much slower. You can see my quilt at: on 11/17


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