This morning, I have the song California Dreaming going through my head. All the leaves are brown, and the sky is grey . . . The other day I noticed that the oak leaves just outside my kitchen window were the loveliest shade of rust. Today the tree is almost bare. Like the song, the leaves here are quickly turning to brown. Thankfully, today the sky is not grey but a pretty shade of blue. Our neighbor’s tree is still holding on to those lovely rust leaves, however.
My hydrangea tree still has some lovely pink color amidst its changing to the cooler season. The breeze stopped just long enough for me to snap a quick photo.
I began tidying up my scrap bins the other day. This is a tedious process, not to mention distracting. While I was pulling the scraps out of the bin, I kept finding groups of scraps that I wanted to play with. So now I have a messier table with a few bundles dotting my sewing table here and there.
One little bundle managed to find it’s way into a mini quilt. It was easy to do from start to finish. It measures about 13.5″ square. The blocks are from my scrap bin; the border and backing are fat quarters from my stash. This will be a fun little quilt to tuck into a nook with some Christmas decor, for a sweet little candle mat, or possibly a gift.
I quilted it using a spool of the Aurifil thread (50 wt) that I won recently. I was itching to dig into those spools of thread, so it was fun to find that I had a color that matched.
I made the binding narrow, using a 1.5″ strip. The finished binding edge is about 1/4″-3/8″ wide. Having clips on hand to hold the binding down while stitching made this much easier.
The back of the quilt is the same material as the binding. It’s from a cute little fat quarter that I was given last year.
My other finish for the week is my Autumn table runner; you can read about that here.
California Dreaming is still singing in my head; might be because I’m heading to California soon?
Enjoy your weekend, everyone!