The view out our front window was brightened by colorful leaves on this dull day. Rain, hail, dark skies and high winds prevailed weatherwise. It really wasn’t a nice day. The autumn leaves landing on the wet pavement added much needed color to the day, and ultimately lead to a quilting project.
In addition to the weather, two other events inspired this project. Firstly, Bonne Hunter announced her new mystery quilt Grassy Creek . Her quilt colours this year are red, orange, gold, green, grey and white. The grey, Bonnie says represents pavement of the road near Grassy Creek. Secondly, I read an email from Susan at Quiltfabrication.com in my mail archive where we chatted about her Fall Leaves Quilt . With lovely autumn colours and punch of turquoise for an accent I liked it so much that I purchased it.
So, is it any wonder that I made a table runner using Susan’s pattern and Bonnie’s colour scheme today? A grey background, and red, orange and yellow maple leaves fit the mood of the day. The colours represented the colourful leaves laying on the wet pavement outside. I left out green and white, as those colours did not resonate with me today.
Susan’s Fall Leaves pattern was easy to follow and it didn’t take long before the top of the table runner was pieced.
I did some easy free motion quilting with a grey thread that matched the background. Then, I used the grey again for the binding and sewed it on by machine. As an aside, I’ve tossed the rest of that grey thread, kept breaking and was not pleasant to work with.
Voila, a finished table runner:
This is already being displayed on the table that sits by the bay window in our living room. I’ll leave it out until American Thankgsiving. That gives me time to figure out a Winter/Christmas runner for there.