Autumn Calling Finish

Autumn Calling is not what I had planned to name this quilt. There were several names that popped into my head, but then I realized that Autumn Calling just seemed appropriate. So there it is.

When I last posted, I commented about trying to control too much when working on the layout of a scrap quilt. Several of you mentioned your tendency to overthink or control when working on layout too. Glad to know I’m in good company!

This quilt went through several transitions to where it came to be. You can read about part of the progression here. I just wasn’t satisfied with the lighter colors in the quilt. So I kept pulling them until I had none. And I liked it.

Autumn Calling Finish - My autumn quilt all finished. - (c) 2017

I was looking for a dark golden autumn quilt, so I’m very happy with how this came out. I might even tuck it up a little further on my piano and let it stay there. It seems to work well with the pumpkins and flowers!

I did simple lines for the quilting and used Aurifil thread #2355. I don’t know the color name of this thread, but it’s a rusty red/brown and worked well with the colors in this quilt.

Autumn Calling Finish - quilting detail - (c) 2017

The story behind the fabrics for this quilt began with a quilt kit I purchased on clearance at a local quilt shop. The kit didn’t have the pattern with it, so I had to do some hunting to find it. Then when I pulled it out to begin cutting the fabric, I realized that the kit had the wrong amount for some of the fabric. Frustrated, I stuck it on the shelf. I finally pulled that kit out the other day, and much of the colors in this quilt are from that kit.

The backing and binding were in the kit as well. It was nice to have it all there, just the right size. The binding and backing fabrics are from Jo Morton’s fabric lines. I’m pretty sure many of the quilt top pieces are from her lines as well, but I can’t tell you which!

Autumn Calling Quilt - Peek of the backing fabric - (c) 2017

Isn’t it satisfying to finish a quilt? I’m excited to add this to my autumn decor around the house!

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31 thoughts on “Autumn Calling Finish”

  1. Love you autumn little quilt Wendy! So perfect for this time of year. And looks lovely on your piano! And I like it better without the light fabric too! Just perfect…

  2. Yep I love that you pulled the light colors out of there. I also love how you are displaying it hung off and the cute decorations on top-looks like a store display!!! It says Autumn but doesn’t scream it so you could leave it out all year long.

  3. Very pretty! I was trying to imagine it with more light colors in it, and the feeling would have been completely different. This is very lovely and autumnal 🙂 I’m glad you were able to make a defective kit work so well after it “marinated” in your stash for a while!

  4. The colours are beautiful and the quilt looks lovely on your piano with the lovely flowers and pumpkins. The perfect autumn decorations.

  5. Autumn is Calling you to send me this sweet little quilt. Ha Ha! I just love finishing a small quilt; it just makes me happy and wish I would focus more on making smaller projects, the joy is more immediate. I started quilting over 20 years ago and one of the theories I’ve learned that you need to have light prints in your quilts and you don’t if you don’t want the contrast. Your colors are lovely, so Fall and it’s going to look lovely on top of the piano.

  6. I do think the name is appropriate and it ought to live just where it is. Fun to have those little finishes.

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