Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Old Red Barn Quilt Challenge Throwdown

Ahhh fall ... how I love you. 

My quilt for this challenge came about from my love of everything autumn and my recent yearning for simplicity and sparseness in my life.  No need for anything overly complicated or overthinking the design.  Just an "ahhhh ... those colors look so perfect together."    Like looking over a grey and brown field into a brilliant woods.

The long hot days in the summer just wear me out and by August I feel all jangly and disjointed and sweaty.  My spirit always begins to lift when the colors start to subtly change and the evening grow cooler and longer.  When perusing the color palettes on design seeds I was instantly drawn to this one.

The fact that I was able to pull all the fabrics from my stash went right along with my new Almost Amish frugality.   Maybe I'll name this quilt simply autumn and leave it at that.

The quilt top measures 45" by 73"  I'll be hand quilting and then binding in one of the dark solids with maybe a splash of the prints. 

Unfortunately Hurricane Sandy came through here and ruined my fall photo shoot ... bye bye brilliant foliage.   Today is so dull and dark that I had trouble getting pictures that would showcase my fall colors.

This challenge made me examine my color choices and how they work together to form a pleasing aesthetic palette.  Just one more step in my quilting journey that started right here with the Old Red Barn Co.
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