Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Fall is in the air

I feel it-fall is in the air.  Am I ready for it, NO.  I love fall, but, I want more summer first!  Sunday felt more like summer, with 81 deg. and sunshine we pulled the boat out of the garage and spent a few hours on the lake-ahhhh relaxing!   Saturday was a bike ride which felt more like fall with leaves falling on the trail.  My heart goes out to those in Texas and to those effected with all the fires in the NW.  So on that note I am pretty darn happy with our weather.

In between a few activities this weekend, I finished binding on these toppers.  I started out piecing 2 of them but then I discovered if I did one more orange and brown strip set I could get 3 toppers and very little waste.  Since I didn't have enough of the light I chose another neutral that worked well.

Freehand feather design in the light color areas.
                     

Ruler work in the orange areas.

You may think these are hard to piece, but they are not.  You make strip sets and then use the Squedge 30 ruler to cut the shapes and sew back together.  You can find the ruler on Diana Phillips site.

This won't be as productive a week as last as I am heading to Quilt Expo in Madison, Wisconsin for a few days.  I'll be visiting a good friend over that way also.  I'll be thinking of Nancy Zieman while at the show, such a sad story, if you haven't heard you can read it here.

Also the Island Batik Back to School blog hop has started, you can follow along the hop- the Island Batik blog has the list of all of us bloggers participating.  It's gonna be so fun, you don't want to miss out on a single hop-and there are prizes!!!  HERE is the whole listing.

Linking with Freemotion by the River


29 comments:

  1. fun toppers! have fun at expo...i did one in raleigh this summer

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  2. I love that you figured out a way to make more with less waist. That is always my goal. 81 degrees is our fall! And tomorrow it is going to get close at 85. That's why I love fall because summer here is too hot!

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  3. Thank you for sharing that news about Nancy. It's heartbreaking to hear what she is going through. She is and has been such an inspiration for so many years.

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  4. Love the pattern, colors. The quilting is beautiful. What nice table toppers!

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  5. Beautiful pattern, and your quilting is perfect!

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  6. Hi Vicki,
    Really nice toppers and they sure do look like fall. It feels like fall here, too. Temps as a high in the 60s. I'm glad you got to enjoy the boat - you may be able to sneak in another ride yet! Enjoy the Expo - safe travels, enjoy your friend, and I'm praying for Nancy Zieman. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  7. Safe travels and have a wonderful time at the quilt expo. Your table toppers are gorgeous. Love your quilting.

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  8. Your beautiful toppers remind me of parquet floors!! Beautifully pieced & lovely fabric choices.
    Have a great time at the quilt show...be sure to wear comfortable shoes!!

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  9. Those toppers are gorgeous, Vicki. I love the freehand quilting! Enjoy the Madison show and spending time with your friend! I'm loving this fall weather too, my favorite time of year!

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  10. Fall is my favorite season too. I've never been to Wisconsin, but I bet it's gorgeous in the fall. Love your table toppers. Thanks, grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  11. These are gorgeous! And you are right I do need more fall stuff for my house. Have a great week!

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  12. Beautiful quilting on your piece...thanks for sharing!

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  13. I really love the non-standard shape of these toppers! And such pretty fall colors, too. Very nice!

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  14. You will be close to me. I'm only 2.5 hours from Madison. Enjoy the show.

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  15. Have fun at the quilt expo.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    Peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  16. Wow, these are beautiful. I can see why you decided to make the extra one.

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  17. I have thought about getting a squedge ruler--like your design!
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  18. wow these are lovely
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  19. Very nice creation! Just beautiful! Have a great day!!

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  20. Love the quilting - very nicely done!!

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  21. I love the fall feeling of this block!

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  22. Enjoy Madison! I used to live there and always loved this time of year!

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  23. I love the colors- they do remind me of turning leaves- your quilting is great! Thank you, Susan

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  24. Nice job on quilt design & quilting!

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  25. Fall is definitely in the air at your house and it's so pretty! I am enjoying the Blog Hop and all the creativity! Such fun.

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