The leaves are just beginning to turn down south,
here and there a hint of yellow and a cold breeze that lets you know
that autumn is here. Sunshiny days and cold nights.
I can't wait to go back at Easter and visit Arrowtown.
I've never been there, but the autumn leaves a spectacular.
I'm excited about seeing them for myself.
Yellow speckled here and there, like this leaf, just quietly
signaling autumn is here.
I wanted to rush home and pull out all my scraps
and sort through them.
I wanted yellow with hints of red and green
I wanted to dig in the piles and see what I could find.
I told David on the way home, my desire
to just sort and cut and sew.
And when we got home, he said go for it while he emptied the car.
I pulled out this basket, it's one of my goals to sew my way through this basket
this year. This is the first project.
Out came all the yellows, some reds and a hint of green.
I sewed them together in random pieces
and then cut 6 1/2 in squares. Some of the scraps were big enough to cut
6 1/2 in squares complete.
Annie claimed the top immediately, she wanted to try it out.
Chrissy held it up for me in the light.
I laid it on the floor and admired it (and took this terrible picture before I dropped it off at my LQS)
it made me happy, very very happy.
It didn't take long, a couple of hours on Sunday night and an hour on Monday morning
while the washing washed and before we went grocery shopping.
Sometimes you just have to do it, really you do.
If you would like to make a scrappy autumn quilt too
I've stuffed the scraps from this in a bag. It's full to the brim.
It's $10NZ if anyone wants it, (plus postage)
let me know and we can make arrangements to send it to you.
More crafty types here.