I felt I needed some wall quilts to put out with my September school decor, so I started by making a cool pencil quilt for the wall by the kitchen!
I wanted primary colors... but wish I'd chosen two lime greens with less value different between them. I really love the architect handwriting fabric I used for the background!!
Do you do that? I always find myself critiquing my quilts when they are done... shoulda, woulda, coulda...
The pencil points were done with paper piecing... and I still don't enjoy doing paper piecing at all. YUCK!
It takes forever as it is so counter-intuitive to me!! But it certainly ensures perfect piecing and points.
Then I needed a new quilt for over the fireplace.
So I designed and created my BAA (big ass apple) quilt.
This took forever, too... auditioning fabrics for the apple.
I made the pieced background and free-motion quilted a stipple all over it first.
Then I appliqued the tree branch and leaves and apple on top!
I sketched out the apple on paper first with crayons, and the leaves were originally the correct size for the apple...
but when I made them that big on the background, they really took away from the apple, which I wanted to be the focal point...so I made them much smaller.
I am happy with the way it turned out and I got lots of compliments on it!!
I also have a new antique child's school desk, that my dear sister Sally gave me. I cleaned it up and it sits now in front of my quilt ladder in the family room.
I put a pencil and apple and a stack of vintage Dick and Jane books on it!!
It's all put away now, as all my Halloween decor is out! YAY!
Yogi wants to know what you are working on these fall days?