Greetings dear readers! It’s a minor miracle that a mini got made this month, as it was an incredibly busy time for me. However, I was determined to make something, so I started early and had the piecing done before the quilt show consumed all my time and then was able to quilt the mini this weekend and finish it just under the wire😊.
It’s a 20 inch square table topper that I’m calling “Just After the Peak” because the colors are what we see here in New England just after the really bright reds and oranges fade. There are lots of yellows and golds, rusts, browns, and greens.
Because of the time constraints, I needed something easy and half square triangles fit the bill. The gold fabric is one of my favorites – very warm and rich. I searched and searched through my stash for a border and was really excited when I found a fat quarter of this paisley with just the right colors – just barely enough!!
I played with a few different arrangements of the HST’s, and decided I liked this one the best. It’s very simple, but has a classic elegance.
There was no time to hand quilt it, so I machine quilted a simple square grid. The backing is a lovely gold from the “Chalk and Charcoal” line by Jennifer Sampou:
The topper actually looks good set on top of the autumn table runner I already have on my dining room table:
But I am going to be tempted to use it as a holiday gift! We’ll see – if I can find the time to make some other things, I may be able to keep it 😊.
Here’s what autumn’s been looking like around here, past peak:
Here are 4 more quilts from the Cocheco Show for your enjoyment (with still more to come!). I love a wonky log cabin:
These little baskets are on my “way too long “ “to do” list 😊:
Check out the number of pieces in this quilt!!:
A lovely fall quilt! The swirly quilting is just right for it:
Be sure to go to Wendy’s blog – The Constant Quilter” (link on right side of this blog) – and see the links to all the other quilters making minis! Enjoy all the creativity!
Be kind, be grateful, and cherish each day, Gladi