I started two new projects this week. One is a table runner for fall. I won a charm pack of Posh Pumpkins from This n That fabrics, which is now, Sauder's Fabrics. They are also doing another contest and giveaways this month to celebrate their anniversary, so be sure and visit.
It has a lot of fun prints with fall colors so I went with half Square triangles and then played with them to get a layout that I liked. It is funny how one design can look different ways when it all goes together. I used a fall leaf fabric for the border, than black for the binding, I think it gives it a nice touch and contrast to the oranges. Of course, the minute I laid it on the couch to take a break, Moki jumped on it. He never sleeps on the couch, but if i have a quilt or rug item on it, he is there.
I am hand quilting with black pearl cotton, so hopefully I can get that done this weekend. I will also add a little applique to each corner, I am thinking a simple wool sunflower.
Another project is a fall wall hanging. The original pattern is Sunflowers and Scarecrows by Jan Patek. It is in the Fall 2011 issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects and she also has the pattern on her website. I decided to change the middle section and put my scarecrow in the middle. He is found in my Ebooklet, Fall is in the air. I will add details after I add all the appliqués.
I also wanted to share a prize that I won from Whimsical Workshop. I love Heidi's designs and when I saw Under the Sea, I loved it. Of course I will make my sweet grandson a quilt with it, but there is enough to make more, so I think a few charity quilts would be fun too. I was amazed at how much fabric I got and how beautiful it looks in person.