Good Friday Morning,

This week I’d like to share my latest quilt project.  It’s a gift for a new home.  I found the pattern on the internet and loved the look.  However, I wanted to use autumn themed colors so my quilt looks a bit different than the original but I love it anyway!!!  It’s called “Ombre Herringbone Quilt”  although I named mine “Our Home”.  The directions can be found here if anyone is interested:  http://www.sewdangcutecrafts.com/

Here’s my version I’m calling “Our Home”.  You’ll notice that the border is the same fabric I used on my “Autumn Leaves” quilt because I love it sooo much!  I had to pay attention to the layout as it became a bit confusing.  I don’t see any mistakes…do you?IMG_1109

Here’s a closeup of the machine quilting.  Straight lines following the herringbone pattern and a stipple stitch along the inner border.  Due to arthritis, my days of hand quilting are gone.IMG_1111Here is the back.  Still loving this fabric!  You can really see the gridwork.  And a sneak peek at the pillows.IMG_1116Here are 2 pics of the 4 pillows I made with leftover fabric.  The decorative pillow covers are removable so they can be washed.IMG_1112IMG_1114And I won’t leave you without at least a card or two.

I didn’t have a teacup die so I traced and handcut.  The background is embossed and the flowers and leaves are punched.LAC Tea Cup floral 5-2014 Saw something similar to this on the internet so I made my own.  I used woodgrain stock for the fence, brads for the ‘nails’ and punched some fun flowers.  Simple little corner brackets finish it off.LAC Wood Fence 5-2014 And last is a Paper Embroidery card I made for my partner for a PE/Iris swap.  She received it and loved it!!!yLAC EOP 3D Iris swap 5-2014Well, that’s it for this week.  Come back next Friday to see what I’ve been working on.  I’ll give you a clue:  Think famous painter who was the founder of French Impressionist painting.

See you all next week,




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2 Responses to TAKING A SIDE TRIP

  1. Lois says:

    Hi Linda
    The quilt and pillows are delightful, going into the autumn colours.
    As usual, your cards are always very creative.

  2. TA says:

    I love the cards but I really love the quilt. I would like you to make me one for my bed as my crochet blanket I have had for 18 years is ready to see the landfill. Talk to you soon 🙂

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