Monday, November 10, 2008

Falling Leaves!

While I was in New Mexico recently, I saw the beauty of a flock of geese, flying south for the winter. My geese are lost, apparently they only fly clockwise, around and around, not south. This is my quilt, Tobacco Rose, patterned (kind of) from Bonnie of Quiltville fame's Tobacco Road. Without the pinwheels! I liked it better without the border, but it is done, and I am glad! My borders even lie straight, which is an amazing feat for me!
The pinks are pinker and show up more in real life than the picture.

OK, these are my strings! A BIG, GIGANTIC tub of strings. And boy, am I ever having fun with them. What a treasure trove of possibilities...isn't it funny that I enjoy the littlest of scraps ever as much as brand new, quilt shop yardage.
I have blisters on both hands, due to raking leaves. We have lots of trees, therefore lots of leaves. I hope to get them all up this evening, if it does not rain on me. At least for this week! There are still lots more on the trees.
Hope everyone is happy and quilting a little!
JulieK


22 comments:

Amelia said...

Julie,

Quite a beauty you have there with the flying geese and all set on point. I really like the colors...from the pictures it looks mostly browns, tans with a bit of pink thrown in.

Hope you hands get better...blisters are no fun.

It has been raining here all day...but we need it.

Amelia

Paula said...

I love, love, love this quilt!!!! Did I mention I love this quilt! Wow....very nice. The geese are perfect.

Vicki W said...

That is so pretty - it looks like marquetry. You know I like a brown quilt!

dot said...

I really like this quilt.

Pat said...

Its beautiful Julie!

Kim said...

What a wonderful quilt! It's so simple but yet so striking! Well done, Julie K!

Janet said...

I see no problem with your geese at all. In the fall they fly south and then in the spring they fly north again. The geese on your quilt are flying in a circle back to where they came from :0)
I LOVE your quilt.

julia said...

Hi Julie,
the finished quilt is fabulous - I love, love this quilt!
Hope your hands are soon blister-free again.
Cheers, Julia

Kathie said...

LOVE the flying geese, wow great quilt.
isn't if fun using your scrap basket up?
I need to make a string quilt too!

Kristie said...

That is lovely! I always love the fabrics that you use in your quilts. What pattern do you plan on using your strings in? Can't wait to see it.
Kristie

Shasta said...

It is absolutely gorgeous! I just love the colors.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Julie, what can I say? This is gorgeous!!!

Teresa said...

Its just beautiful, great job!

Terry said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love the earthy colors! I hope to be able to sew geese like that someday.

Libby said...

Love your version of Tobacco Rose - it's such fun to see the changes that make each quilt the maker's. Be careful with those blisters - you need your hands for quilting! *s*

zaza said...

Congratulation for your beautifull quilt. I love it!!!!. Have a good day.
zaza.

Lucy said...

What a beautiful quilt. I love the combination from brown with pink!

Jeanne said...

Great quilt! I love the colors and layout.

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Julie, love your Tobacco Road quilt,especially the flying geese border.Regards Lyn

Darcie said...

Per-et-y!!! I love it!

Something pink this way comes.... ;-)

Ivory Spring said...

Love the colors of the quilt - absolutely beautiful!!! It looks very cozy!

Karen said...

My kind of quilt! You did such good work on this one. And I like the name.