Here we are in October already and it still feels like summer to me. This could be because the weather was warmer in September than it was in June - and there was a lot less rain too! But, I must accept the fact that the warm weather will soon be cooling and those first few flakes of white stuff (I hesitate to use the "s" word) will start to fall.
In Calgary we don't get the vibrant colours in our foliage as those in the east do. The leaves do change, but they're usually yellow and brown, not the beautiful reds and oranges that I remember from my childhood. I can, however, enjoy the fall colours in my fabrics.
This week-end I worked on a kit, Perky Pumpkins, that I purchased from The Quilt Patch a few years back. It's a simple fusible web appliqué pillow project with three pumpkins, but you know me, I had to add a bit to it. Rather than following the instructions and create a pillow, I decided to add a bit more fabric to it and make it into a tablerunner. It's simple to change up a project by just adding a little bit more here and there. Here's how the process went:
|Here are the background fabrics for the pillow front - oranges and browns|
|Pumpkins and stems fused down|
|Pumpkins, stems and leaves all fused down|
|Border #1 attached|
|Brown fabric for border #2|
|Border #2 added|
|Orange and brown side borders added|
|Almost ready for the table|
Are you working on any fall or Halloween projects? Leave me a comment or send me an email with photos of your latest creation.