Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Falling Softly

There is a wall in my home in my dining room/sewing room where I love to hang a seasonal wall quilt. It warms my scrapatch. This one I made two years ago. The center is a panel, "Pumpkin Hill" to which I added borders of my own design. The scrappy circling geese border was my first attempt at this pattern, so were the pieced pumpkins on the corners. The table runner was made with some maple leaf blocks which were some of my very first pieced blocks. Both of these were quilted with simple lines with the walking foot I eventually found the bottom of the box of my basic Brother.
Outside in my tiny postage stamp urban yard, a Carolina Wren has come to call and it is trilling on the fence. The last of the golden oak leaves are starting to drift by my window. Fall is my favorite time of year and I love autumnal colors. Today is one of the ordinary miracles of life.

Last weekend I attended a wonderful and inspiring quilt show, "A Quilter's Gathering" in nearby Nashua, NH. Here is their website:

Playing on my player today is "October" by contemporary American composer Eric Whitacre. This music and the calling of the wren makes my heart open and vibrate. My darling daughter will be playing this in concert this fall in one of her university ensembles. Something I am looking forward to very much.

Later today I hope to be quilting a table runner for a good friend in a swap for the Quilt and Needle.

Have a happy, quilty day ... :-) Pat