This wall hanging is 3' x 4' and intended to be the first of a four seasons series for the dining room fireplace. I do think this is a lovely tribute to autumn but will also admit it's odd. The hand quilting has created a wonderful texture. But as I thought about above the fireplace, this just wouldn't work there yet. But look how great it looks in the kitchen. That wall has been pretty bare, so I've taped this up just to see whether it belongs here. And I think it does!
Meanwhile during the day I've been working on purses. It's December 18, and here are eighteen purses. Because John does all things Christmas, it's been pretty easy to find the time to sew. And because we think we have finally sold our LaGrange house, there are less distractions!
This year it's Ben's turn for a quilt. This isn't exactly a Christmas present. It's just a good time to give him his quilt. I used a Japanese canvas which has a very manly look. It's a heavy quilt - hope his rooms are cold and that he needs this warmth. I quilted this quilt on my domestic machine. Even though this machine has a large harp, there was still much quilt wrangling that went on - I could only work on this for maybe an hour a day, and only after I finished my purse sewing. But it's finished, and I'll be happy to hand it off. Unfortunately we photographed this quilt on an excessively windy day and were lucky to get any decent shot at all! I love doing log cabins. The backing for this quilt is a fabric of 8" measures.