Monday, November 01, 2010

Autumn Leaves

This is the quilt I made for the new Twelve by Twelve challenge. This time, the colour scheme was "rust with a blue green patina".
Rust made me think of autumn leaves. That's why I chose several of my leaves photos as the starting point for the quilt. Mainly a picture of a pond in Japan, where I really liked the way the leaves were floating on the water.
I had to do several dyeing sessions to get the colour shades I really wanted to have. I also collected many fallen leaves during my walks, to find the right shape for the three leaves.
I did all the stitching by machine except for the few detached chain stitches.
This was a pleasant challenge to work on, pretty stress-free, although I've only put the last stitches on this morning.
Here are three close-ups...

Don't forget to visit the Twelve by Twelve blog to see the other quilts made for this colour scheme.

10 comments:

Gerrie said...

I love the detail shots - the stitching is lovely.

nicolette said...

Another wonderful 12 x 12 project Françoise! I love to see the stages from picture to final quilt! Beautiful colours!

jenclair said...

I happen to love these colors anyway, but they are such a brilliant fit for autumn! Your piece makes me think of blue skies and sunny warmth contrasted with chill breezes and all the lovely, lovely leaves of fall!

Shirley Goodwin said...

Lovely stitching details! My online quilting group, Kiwiquilters, is starting a 12 by 12 challenge this month (my idea). Our first one i "Home".

NEEDLEWINGS said...

lovely colors and stitching!

sharon young said...

Beautiful as usual, Françoise, I love the lovely muted colours and your choice of leaf shapes works so well.

natsumi nishizumi said...

I love the blue in Autumn colors! A picture of a pond is beautiful and so inspiring!!

Deb H said...

Very contemporary & beautiful Françoise ! Lovely!

Ruthie's Greetings (Handmade Cards) said...

Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

This is neat.