We don't get many falling leaves around here. We have to drive a good hour to find any leaves that have changed colors and are falling, so I decided I would make a quilt that mimics the fall experience.
I found this pattern many years ago. It's called "Dancing Leaves" by Jackie Robinson at Animas Quilts Publishing. It was my first trip/experience at Rosie's in San Diego and I was able to get all the fabric at once. Clearly I was at the beginning of my quilting experience because the colors don't offer much variety, but they are all very fall-ish and that was the goal.
When quilting this, I wanted to stick to the pattern of the quilt, so I made leaves that mirrored the pattern and a stretched out stipple to create kind of a wood grain look on the borders. The leaves turned out nice, but the border is my favorite part of this quilt. I used a brown variegated thread, which always looks neat in a quilting project.
I've mentioned before I try to have a quilt for each month, and this is my November quilt. Helps us get into the spirit for Thanksgiving, and is a nice transition from Halloween.
Hope everyone enjoyed Halloween and is feeling ready to enter the Thanksgiving adventure. I have to start thinking about what to cook, and what place-mats to serve it all on. I'm linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts. I can't wait to see what everyone has finished up.