Wednesday, November 02, 2016

inspired by fall

We've been having a beautiful fall in Minnesota. Most of the photos I take fail to capture even a portion of the brilliance all around me, but it doesn't keep me from trying. :)
I'm sure that it will come as no surprise that those brilliant colors inspired me to pull out some scraps to match....
I've been wanting to play with about a thousand different combinations of solids lately, but this one got first place, for obvious reasons.
This is the quilt top that came out of that pile of scraps! I wasn't planning on using a creamy background (Kona snow) in this quilt at all, but once the blocks were up on my design wall, I knew that was the perfect addition. I love this one so much, it just might make it's way into my permanent collection! The quilt top measures about 51" x 67".
 
Thanks so much for all of your kind comments on my post yesterday! I appreciate each and every one!

26 comments:

Gemini Jen NZ said...

Really really cool! You always have such a good eye for putting your colours together. Enjoy the autumn leaves...(we're in the midst of spring down here so I am enjoying colours of a different hue!)

Laura said...

Love the colors. What a fun quilt!

Southern Gal said...

I wish I could pick colors as well as you. Precuts are always my friend. ;)

KathyinMN said...

Oh, love what you do with scraps! Spectacular fall indeed, but still find myself not liking the darkness. I'd like fall better if it came with the long days of summer.

Little Quiltsong said...

Very Stunning! Perfect with the Fall Background Scene!

Laura said...

The leaves where I live in VA are just barely starting to turn. Fall is a beautiful time of the year!

Debbie said...

Love this!

gigi said...

That's a keeper-- beautiful! I'm also from MN and have been inspired to use the same colors in the quilt I'm currently working on! I think it's a good thing when you can be inspired by the world around you.

KaHolly said...

Very, VERY nice!

stamperwithdayjob said...

Love this!

Suzanne said...

Inspiration is everywhere and you grab it and run with it. Love this quilt.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

I am really starting to think that yo don't sleep !! How did that get started and finished SO fast!!! ;-)

Lindi Wood said...

What a beautiful quilt top! I love that you included all the fall colors; i.e., purple and green. They so often get left out, but give the palette so much depth.

Needled Mom said...

Beautiful colors and a wonderful quilt.

Tammie Smith said...

You make the most beautiful quilts! Thanks for sharing.

Patti P. said...

I love the colors & simple design of this! I read yesterday's post & thought how lucky I was to find your blog & to learn how to use my scraps. You are my inspiration!

Karen said...

You used some colors I wouldn't normally look twice at--and your end result is gorgeous! Thanks for prying my eyes open to some new color combinations that work wonderfully together. Looks lime some great improv going on, too.

Becky said...

It's really beautiful. It will make a lovely addition to your collection.

Teresa Palmer said...

How stunning! Will you be sharing the pattern?

Cheryl said...

Beautiful! I love the colors and the balance you created with the log cabin blocks.

Clair said...

This looks like a quilt that I may try to replicate with some of my solid scraps. Good job!

Susanne vb said...

Squeeeeeeal L🌀🔻€ it!!!! Solids and simplicity wooooo can't wait to see how you quilt it!

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

Great graphic quilt! Just pretty as can be.

Live a Colorful Life said...

This is definitely a beauty. I would love to see your yard in the fall. It looks so pretty. Ah, fall....I sure wish we would get some pretty colors around here.

Melissa Corry said...

what a stunning quilt top. I love how bold it is!!!

Kate said...

Perfect combination of fall colors. I'd definitely keep it for my personal collection.