Sunday, September 12, 2010

Autumn is Near...

There's no denying that fall is right around the corner. I've had to cover my garden a couple of times to prevent frost bitten tomato plants. I wish they'd just hurry and turn red!
Here's a little wool mat welcoming the season. It is designed by Buttermilk Basin. The orange plaid background is cotton. I had the wool applique all done and centered it so nicely, then as I machine buttonholed it scrunched, stretched and moved. It doesn't look quite so square anymore, but that's OK with me.
Here are three more centers of my Blind Man's Fancy quilt. I think I'll be making 12 blocks so the quilt is rectangular rather than 16 blocks and square.

All caught up with 8 blocks of Soot & Ashes.
I had a hard time sleeping last night after watching a few special on 9/11. I can't imagine how even 9 years later the people who were there are coping with witnessing such a tragedy. My prayers are with them still. And my flag is flying high!!


35 comments:

  1. I absolutely love your Blind Man's Fancy blocks. Love them!!

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  2. So many pretty things! I especially love the Blind Man's Fancy blocks. Can't wait to see it put together.

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  3. I really like the Blind Man's Fancy block...can't wait to see all together!!
    Have a nice week

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  4. Love your Autumn sign - adorable. And the Blind Man's Fancy blocks are wonderful. You've been busy, busy!

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  5. Lori, I love your Blind Man's Fancy. Your color choices are perfect! I can't wait to see it finished.

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  6. Love your Autumn wall hanging. I have also had to cover my gardern for fear of frost. I am hoping for a few more weeks of warmer days so my pumpkins can grow a little bigger. still waiting for tomatoes to turn as well!! They seem really slow this year!!

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  7. Your Autumn sign is darling.

    The quilt blocks are great too. I will be waiting to see them altogether. The fabrics and colors you used are wonderful. Love the fall season!

    Thanks for sharing, Carolyn

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  8. You have made so many beautiful pieces, I must be slow;) Love the autumn piece, nice to hang in an entryway.

    Debbie

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  9. oh Lori I just love your Autumn little quilt
    I love the fall and just love little quilts like this
    beautiful wool choices.
    oh BMF those blocks need to come out and get worked on again..
    I always loved that quilt need to finish it. seeing yours is inspiring me again!

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  10. You are such a busy girl...your Autumn sign is just wonderful...BMF is beautiful and I'm crazy about your Soot and Ashes!

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  11. So much eye candy- love the Autumn hanging and your blocks. My tomatoes are in the greenhouse - I have been picking them for some time- I also have a small pumpkin that has just turned orange- it is only a small one but I am happy the first one I have ever managed to grow. Roll on Autumn

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  12. Lovely blocks :o) And your Autumn quilt is gorgeous. I hope that the 9/11 newer will be forgoten - so many familys in grief, my hart is crying for them.......

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  13. The 911 anniversaries are not getting any easier at all. Your Soot and Ashes are wonderful!

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  15. Your autumn stitching is beautiful. Love those blind mans Fancy blocks!

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  16. I think your Autumn sign looks fine and I just love the Cheri blocks.

    We have had a couple of specials on tv here too about 9/11 and I can still vividly see the late evening news with the live footage beaming into our home on that terrible day.

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  17. Cooler temperatures sound wonderful. We're a long way from it here though. I hope you can save your tomatoes!

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  18. The Blind Man's Fancy blocks are awesome. I really like the Autumn wall hanging too. I can't wait to show everyone what I just got from my sister! An antique doll and paper dolls that were my sisters. I can't post pictures from here, though.

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  19. Loving your great projects in the works, and I agree... I watched some 911 programming on the History channel last night and it devastates me everytime I see it and hear the people who lived through it.

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  20. Love your little fall woolie! I just recently 'found' Buttermilk Basin and I love the primative look.
    Your other blocks are really pretty. I like them all. Can't wait to see the quilts all together.

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  21. Thanks for the reminder to run out and cover the tomato plants! I am enjoying watching your BMF quilt progress. What great blocks!

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  22. Great blocks, Lori, both the BMF and the Soot and Ashes blocks.
    I've watched the 9/11 specials year after year, and I still get a churning stomach and chills, reliving what I remember seeing on the news that day, and thinking about those who lost loved ones.

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  23. The Blind Man's Fancy blocks should be called Ranette's fancy because I LOVE them.

    I'm really wanting to start a wool project and your Autumn wall hanging is so tempting, it's great!

    No frost on the pumpkin in Oklahoma yet, darn!

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  24. All your blocks are looking fabulous. Your little Autumn quilt is lovely, your seasons seem to turn suddenly, our days are getting a little warmer.

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  25. Frost already!
    Love your little autumn quilt and the BMF - so scrappy and wonderful.
    The black and whites looks great. what a fun busy post!

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  26. the soot and ashes blocks strike me as extremely appropriate for 9/11 . . .

    this growing season seemed shorter than ever and we've had to erect the cold frame and cover as well. shame on me but i think i'm actually relieved that my tomato crop is an abysmal failure as i will not be spending all of those hours in the kitchen helping to get them all bottled up . . . leaves more time for stitching and reading and that is just what i feel like doing.

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  27. If you ever get tried of the Autumn sign, I have first dibbs, right?

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  28. It was still another day in the 90's here in Alabama today. It would be wonderful to have some of your cool weather. Our quilts don't get a lot of utilitarian use this time of year - just a pretty thing to look upon! Linda in the South

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  29. I did check out Get to goal and will be heading back over there. I like everything you created in your post. The blind man fabcy is on my list of things I would like to create.

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  30. Yup...I'm ready for fall and all it's colours. Your autumn sign is prefect.

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  31. I'm loving the Autumn!!!! I pulled out some wool today...I never even considered stitching with my machine.....I think I am going to make up a few quickie Fall projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  32. I love your Blind Man's Fancy blocks. Your fabric choices are great! And your autumn sign really captures the season.
    I will never forget the events of 9/11. The images are burned into my heart and mind. I just can't imagine going through that.
    Louise

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  33. Great fall runner! I put up my autumn decs yesterday and it must makes my house *sing* (if I do say so myself *S*)
    Love your Soot and Ashes blocks, too! I am one behind right now . . . and see there are more on deck. Can't wait.

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  34. Lots of neat stuff to look at here! I especially love the Blind Man's Fancy blocks. They make my heart sing!

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  35. I just love the colors of Autumn so your woolie quilt and BMF really grab my heart!
    I love the little soot and ashes blocks. I thought about doing them and adding an appliqued pumpkin to the corner of the quilt once they're done. So many projects...so little time! :)

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