Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Post-Turkey Report

I hope all my USA friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  We sure had a good day here.  Had the whole family over and I think everyone enjoyed themselves.  There's enough turkey left for one sandwich!  We had a great visit with my sister, who came the farthest and stayed until Saturday.  It feels like there's never enough time with her. 

We're getting real close to the end of Autumn around here - down below freezing at night with fog.  So I thought I'd better post my "autumn" photo pretty quick!  This is the gargoyle that lives in our back yard.  I thought he looked pretty cute with his jaunty leaf hat.  Grumpy, but cute.

can you spot the gargoyle?

While I was looking at the gargoyle, I noticed the Japanese Maple leaves on the fern.  Wow, what a great color combo! 

Lime green with a touch of orange-red - wouldn't that make a striking quilt?  Love it!  All the leaves are gone now.  Either raked up or gone brown.  Fleeting beauty - that's autumn, isn't it?

I've had a couple of good sessions with my Low Volume blocks since Thanksgiving.  I've now got 20 blocks done.  That is 1/4 of the quilt I'm planning.  (Sorry for the less-than-super photo.  It's hard to take a good photo at night.)

same blocks, different angle

The blocks finish at 8 inches.  I'm planning on setting them 8 across by 10 down, which would be 64 inches by 80 inches.  But don't hold me to that . . . things could change as I get further along.  

I'm really liking how these look!  I keep cutting more rectangles (cut 2 1/2 in. by 4 1/2 in.) to throw into the mix.  I've gone through most of the fat quarters, all of the scraps, and now I'm nibbling at the yardage.  It's getting to be addictive!  

Well, I think I'll go sew some more blocks!  Happy quilting, everyone!


  1. I love that color combo and have been on the hunt for a great lime green! yes I can see a quilt made with those colors!
    love your low volume quilt, I want to try this with just what I have in my stash and make it work.
    hope I can pull it off!
    I agree let the quilt decide how big it needs to be don't commit!

  2. I really like the low-volume quilt. It is beautiful. I love the scrappiness. The pictures from your yard are beautiful. Love the contrast of the red and green. Hope all is well!

  3. The picture of the ferns and the leaves are so pretty, I love the textures together.
    I do want to make a low volume quilt too, it's on the list! Your's is going to be beautiful.

  4. I'm loving you low volume project. And your red and green photos ARE inspiring!

  5. There's never enough time with family! Your blocks are looking so good together! Love what you're doing.:)

  6. Love the soft muted tones. Looks yummy.

  7. Love your low volume quilt!! How cute is that cheeky gargoyle, he's got good taste in colours.

  8. love the little gargoyle. cutey pie. and yes, great colors in the fern and leaves shot... what a bummer about eating all the turkey on Thanksgiving - we had leftovers for days and days - it was yummy.

  9. Sharon, I love the muted scrappy look of the quilt! It will be gorgeous when it's done. Will there be borders? Is this a Christmas gift? You call it low volume, but I think it's high impact! Very nice. ;o)


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