Sunday, March 8, 2009

Welcoming in Autumn

I love Autumn and Spring here in Australia., they are my favourite seasons weather wise. The only down side is that we don't have the gorgeous colour of the deciduous trees because it just isn't cold enough here.
To celebrate Autumn, I have changed the quilt on my lounge wall. This is Indian wedding ring from a Karen Stone pattern and is my first paper foundation piecing project made in 1997 for a guild challenge. I won first prize for it. It's machine quilted in that nylon thread which I wouldn't use again.

28 comments:

Lurline said...

It sure is a Winner - please don't talk about what's not right with it - just be so proud! I absolutely love your little dolly in your header - is she a current pattern! Just so cute!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

This quilt is amazing. I just love the colors you chose. I would award you the top prize also.

Meredith said...

it is lovely. I agree with you on nylon thread!

Fiesta said...

Janet it is stunning. Your paper piecing is exquisite.

Vicki W said...

that is a pattern that is still on my "to do" list. It's one of my favorites and I really love your version!

Shari said...

What a gorgeous quilt! Perfect for autumn. Yeah cooler weather!! and rain!!

Kathie said...

love your header picture, adorable
omgosh your quilt is beautiful..one I have wanted to make for a long time but well....
not sure I could pick out all the right colors...
stunning..
Kathie

Julie said...

hi janet,
you really must take a trip to bright, victoria in autumn! so pretty and you will see all the autumn colour your heart desires. autumn & winter are my fave seasons.
julie :)

erica e said...

gorgeous. no wonder this one won you a prize!

ranette said...

This is your first pp project? Well why didn't you try for something a little harder?!? LOL
It's beautiful and the colors are perfect!

I'm enjoying my Henry Ford book and I want to make all of the quilts in it. Care to join me?

Amy said...

Very pretty quilt......What alot of work,beautiful. Amy

Dorothy said...

Beautiful quilt Janet. I'm not surprised you won a prize.

Jean said...

This is just beautiful. I love it. I have a pattern of hers I bought when a beginner and need to get out and try now that I have done a little pp.

Janet said...

You have made so many incredible quilts!!! This one is wonderful!

Maree said...

Absolutley Fabulous.!!!!! what more can I say..Love it.!!
cheers

Linda said...

Here in New England we are just going into Spring and it is GREAT!!! A week ago we had 16 degree weather and 8 inches of snow. Yesterday it was 65 degrees and almost that today! So we are REALLLY REALLLY looking forward to some warm weather after the rough winter we've had.

That quilt is so exquisite. Thank you for posting it. Linda

Juliann in WA said...

Beautiful quilt. But hard to think that you are entering autumn when we cannot shake winter here in the Pacific Northwest. When will spring arrive?

Quilts And Pieces said...

Wow Janet! This is amazing! No wonder you won first prize!

QuiltedSimple said...

Wow - I LOVE it! I can see why you would win 1st place - it's wonderful! Now if spring would just get here permanently.....I'd be 1 happy camper
Kris

Darlene said...

Another true beauty! I want to be your neighbor so I can enjoy all your quilts up close and personal. :-)

Love your new header!

Janet said...

The result was worth all the work you put into this quilt. I'm not a lover of paper piecing but I love the result. I agree, forget invisible nylon thread.

Carrie P. said...

Wow, I can see why you would win a ribbon. That quilt is fabulous!

Kim said...

Oh my! LOVE that quilt!!! Fantastic color!!!!

Diana said...

I love your quilt, and I especially love the contrast between the brilliant blue and the autumn hues. I, too, miss the bright fall colours of the east coast. Here on the coast of British Columbia we don't see those colours but live in a world of cool blue, gray, and green.

YankeeQuilter said...

How beautiful is that...it sounds funny to hear about Autumn when we are just going into spring there. Blogs sure make it a small world!

What is it you hated about he nylon thread? Was it the invisible thread?

KathieB said...

OMG. Just. FABULOUS.

Tom H said...

My comment is a bit late, but I've just found you! And as this piece proves, your upholding the tradition of needlecraft excellance that New Zealand and Australia are known for.

Rose Marie said...

Wow .... a stunning quilt and this says Autumn for sure! We're slowly limping into spring here in Canada and we look forward to some warmer temps. It has been a very cold winter.