after spending a zillion hours on my scrappy halloween spooky village quilt, i wanted my next quilt to be a quick and easy finish. i bought all the fabrics from a new fall-ish line we have at the shop, selected a relatively simple pattern, and immediately got to work.
of course, because i can’t just leave well enough alone, i slightly complicated matters by making a semi-scrappy background, as well as only making leaf from each fabric, instead of two, as the pattern called for.
the pattern came together really quickly and suddenly my design wall was full of blocks to be organized. in retrospect, i wish i had used more of the colorful fabrics, and less of the browns and blacks, but there was no going back now.
rather than spend another $40 or so on a backing, i opted to spend another few hours piecing a backing from leftover fabrics. the math was a little touch and go, but i managed to get the backing big enough, basted her up in the foyer, gave it the all over meander treatment, and i was almost done.
i bound it in the orange grid sort of print from the line, which required some careful pressing and fussy cutting, but was totally worth the effort. and then i forced the giant first born lidkid to assist me in a photoshoot.
of course, i also couldn’t pass up a quick little shoot on the back deck with my fall themed diorama as a background prop.
this isn’t my favorite quilt of all time. it’s just not really my style. i don’t know what i was thinking when i bought the fabrics. but. it was fast. and cheap. and it added to our fall festiveness i guess. but if you see it on etsy next year, don’t be surprised.