Today is the first day of fall. Where did the summer go? And why didn’t I get more done? I intended to get a lot more done in the yard and finish at least 3 quilts.
There is still some beauty in the garden….look at this Sweet Autumn clematis!
It starts blooming in the fall and covers the fence beautifully. (as always click pictures for enlargements)
The Mexican sunflower is still blooming away
They bloom untill we have a heavy frost….fingers crossed that wont be for a while.
Not bad-looking for the end of September.
Since It is the first day of fall I was trying to think of a “fall” quilt to write about. I had a few in mind but the mailman helped me make the decision. He delivered another eBay purchase; A broken star quilt top.
It actually reminds me of candy corn.
This pattern is one that typically causes problems. If the piecing is less than perfect it will not lay flat…which is why so many were never quilted.
Look at the center of this one.
I will need to take it apart and do some adjusting to make it quiltable.
It is all hand pieced and has very nice even stitches but not even enough to make it work .
It is hard to date solid fabric so I am at a loss as to how old the top is. It feels like it is at least 50. I know that someone put a lot of time and effort into making it and was likely very disappointed when they found that it was not flat enough to quilt. Some day I will fix that problem and finish it up into a completed quilt.
I love the fall colors and it is one of my favorite patterns. It will be well worth the effort.
Happy Fall and Happy Quilting