Today is my day on the Island Batik Back to School blog hop.
When I think about this time of year, it brings up so many images. School books. Notebooks. Pens. Pencils. Leaves changing. Apple picking. Pumpkins.
So when thinking about the quilt I wanted to make for this blog hop, I had those things in my mind. And that lead me to my quilt pattern Autumn View, one I designed years ago for a shop hop. It has leaves, apples, pumpkins, a school … all the things you think of this time of year.
The line I got to play with is called Sour Apple. It has such fun colors- blues, greens, golds…
Here are a few of the prints.
Aren’t they great?
So I pulled out the pattern. I knew I wanted to make a smaller wall hanging. Something fun to hang on the wall during the days of autumn.
I had to include the schoolhouse- but since there is not a red in this line, the little red schoolhouse became a little blue schoolhouse!
I made the schoolhouse block bigger and then made leaves, the pumpkin, apples… stitched around the appliqué shapes…
Once I had the blocks, I needed to figure out a setting.
I like how the smaller blocks are off set around the enlarged school house block.
Now you will notice the quilt is not quilted. So technically it is not done. I could have quilted it; done a quick job, a little stitch in the ditch to “get it done”. But I really love how this quilt top turned out and I didn’t want to rush the quilting. I want to think about what I will quilt and where.
I may also add some stitching to the appliqué leaf blocks and the pumpkin block before I quilt it.
So what do you think? Like it?
I am going to bind the quilt with 2 fabrics using a piped binding. Do you ever make this type of binding? I think it will look perfect on the quilt. I made some just so I could check it out and see if it looked good.
Looking good I think!
Have you entered the giveaway Island Batik is having? Three fat quarter bundles!
Click here to go the their blog post and enter the giveaway. Hurry! It ends this Friday Sept 28th!
If you haven’t checked out some of the other Island Batik blogs, here is the entire list of pots from this month!
p.s. The winner of the Moon Flower Mini pattern from my Batiks go Retro blog hop giveaway is Janet T! Congrats! I have sent you an email.