Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Hello Fall! A Blog Hop


 Today is my turn in the 'Hello Fall Blog Hop'. Thanks to, Carla from Creatin' in the Sticks, for this great idea. 

I was in Northern Ontario this past weekend at my son's, as you can see in the photo below the leaves are just starting to change. I love fall with its beautiful colours and with the weather changing to cooler temps it's time to start thinking of curling up under a quilt and reading a book or even binge watching Netflix.

a little inspiration

I had a project in mind with a bit of a Canadian twist for this blog hop. What's more Canadian then the maple leaf, and geese flying south for the winter? Now all I had to do was come up with a design and make it before my day to post. 
I played around in EQ8 and came up with something I thought would work and I could finish in time.

my fabric pull from green to orange

After pulling some fabrics, I was ready to start. A little flip and sew and I had a Maple leaf done.

maple leaf in progress

I placed the colours darkest to lightest from the stem out trying to get the impression of the leaves changing to fall colours.

Next up those flying geese.



I think I should have changed the order of the orange print and the orange solid, but too late now. That's what happens when I put my head down and foot to the pedal to get a project done, I forgot to check the colour placement. 

I like the stained glass look of a flimsy

I set the blocks on point, added some set in triangles and had a flimsy. I haven't free motion quilted in quite a few months and was worried I wouldn't be able to find my rhythm. I used Thermore batting from Hobbs, Aurifil thread #2024 for the background and Wonderfil Mirage for the leaf and geese.


dot to dot in the geese

I echoed the goose part of the flying geese and did some dot to dot aka Angela Walters quilting.

swirls in the leaf
I stitched in the ditch and echoed the leaf, then fmqed some swirls in the leaf parts. A couple could have been a little more rounded but they are fine, the rust started to fall off as I quilted the background with vines, leaves and swirls.

I brought the crow out to play

 And we have a finish. A nice new fall table runner for my table. 

all quilted and bound in green


I hope you get to enjoy the fall colours around or near you. Don't forget to go visit the rest of the bloggers posting today and see their fall colours.

44 comments :

Sheri said...

Soooo pretty!!! Love the stained glass look too and very clever design. I hope I someday learn the EQ program. Actually I think the color placement of the geese looks very nice!

Karen's Korner said...

The perfect addition to your Fall table.

Charlene McCain said...

Beautiful table runner! I love your design and the colors are perfect!

anonymas said...

I truly appreciate your working guys, thumbs up!!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

That's a perfect design for a Fall table runner! It's lovely.

Elizabeth V Kelbaugh said...

Love your fall runner. Great job!

tink's mom said...

So simple but so stunning. Love it. A definite Hello to Fall.

piecefulwendy said...

Oh, Cindy, I love the runner! Are you going to write up a pattern? It looks lovely on your table, and it's perfect for fall!

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Oh, that is gorgeous, Cindy! Love the gradation of colors.

For the love of geese said...

Oh I love this, the flying geese were a perfect addition.

Connie said...

Oh, the bright fall colors in your table topper are calling me. Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration.
Connie

Calicojoan said...

I love your runner. It looks fabulous all done. That quilting sure sets things off! Beautiful!!!!!

LA Paylor said...

awe its so fresh and pretty on your table! Your quilting is too.
LeeAnna at not afraid of color

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

I love the color progression in the leaf! The table runner is stunning, and you clearly found your quilting groove quickly. :)

The Joyful Quilter said...

Oh, what a lovely table runner and SEW perfect for the Hop!!

Karrin Hurd said...

Beautiful table runner, with beautiful colors and quilting. Thanks so much for sharing!

Sandra Walker said...

I love this Cindy! And I actually like the way you did the colours; it’s kind of a fade. It certainly didn’t take much to find your groove again and I love all the detailed quilting you did.

Michele T said...

I live north of Lake Superior, so I am curious as to where your son lives! Love your runner!

QuiltShopGal said...

Oh my what a lovely table runner, so perfect for Fall. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Danette said...

Your table runner is beautiful! I have just completed to Fall-ish table runners, also. Table runners are so useful and fun, plus easy to quilt.

works4me said...

How lovely.

Vasudha said...

Love your cheerful and runner and the pumpkin too.

Emily said...

Love it! The fall colors are perfect and it looks great on your table.

Carla said...

Such beauty. Love the shape of your runner. I think the ombre effect is awsome too. Thanks for joining the Hello Fall Blog Hop. A perfect fall project for sure.

Rebecca Smith said...

Beautiful table runner!

LJ said...

I, too, love fall and will enjoy all that wonderfulness. Your runner is super and the colors are beautiful; I thought the white really brought out the other colors. Great designing.

JANET said...

Great runner! So simple, yet elegant. Thank you for sharing with us.

Unknown said...

Lovely table runner.

Sandi1100 said...

Beautiful table runner! Thanks for sharing. I also like Angela Walters for FMQ.

Carol S. said...

Your table runner is gorgeous and definitely brings out the feeling of fall. Thank you for sharing!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

The geese have been flying over head here today - sure sign.

Carol said...

Beautiful runner! I love the colors and the fall look of it!

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Love your table runny! It definitely speaks fall to me!! I love the maple leaf pattern.

Kathleen said...

Great grouping of colors for a perfect fall runner!

tirane93 said...

your colors made this runner stunning. beautiful work!

Vicki in MN said...

That is such a pretty runner! Good job on the design.

Preeti said...

Beautiful colors and a beautiful project. I am so glad to see that you are back to creating and blogging. Sending hugs and bet wishes.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Wow love your table runner. Your quilting is awesome too.

Carol Andrews said...

Definitely a Canadian runner 😉. Love it!

Theresa said...

Love the colors, such a pretty table runner!

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Susan said...

Great looking fall runner!

Canuck Quilter said...

This lovely! I really like the shape of this leaf, and the colours really reflect what nature is displaying this time of year.

dq said...

Super fun fall runner! I love your pellette.