Sunday, October 4, 2020


I would still be wondering around in the dark re: pages if it were not for excellent instructions and advice from Gretchen at Gretchen's little Corner and Cheeky Cognoscenti aka Rebecca Deming. Originally I wanted to enable a click on the quilts on the sidebar to take one to the quilt details but I think blogger is not sophisticated enough though blogger is excellent at doing what it is supposed to do.

I am also getting better at mastering tension with monofilament.  I am using wonderfil 80 wt deco-bob in the bobbin.

I decided to go with a striated quilting for this sky with this beautiful fabric from Jennifer Sampou's sky collection, as it seems a layered sky.
Beautiful sky and leaves

Quaking aspens is what my trees are.

November foliage 

We are going backward in time...this is October
I stuffed the pumpkins.  Love the delicate foliage

For this sky, I jaggedly outlined the orangey sunset streaks to add some drama
This sky fabric is perfect for an October sunset.  It took several months of searching to find an orange casted sky fabric which was not overwhelmed by the color orange.

Glorious colors for the leaves.  Some are variegated threads and some are not.

An owl on the lookout for mice.

Yesterday on our drive to the nature trails, we saw a huge hawk in someone's yard.  We thought at first it was a statue so unusual it is to see such a thing.  As we watched, the hawk struggled to its wings and took off in a low flight with a heavy grey squirrel in its talons.

Backwards to September. 

This sky is another of Jenn Sampou's sky fabric-I used 4 in all.  It is not as dramatic as some of her skies so I decided to do a windy look.  Quilting with Helen Godden has taught me lots of techniques and ways to approach a subject.  One of the tips she gave us is to have the quilting "disappear" behind the forefront in this case the trees and also to have the quilting slip off the sides of the block as it the sky goes on but you cannot see it.
The moose among the turning foliage
This tree fabric I think is perfect to do what is it called upon to do.  Trees turn so many beautiful colors in the fall..purples, oranges, roses, know the rest.

Swirly skies.  Fall is my favorite season.

3months remain to be quilted-the summer months of June, July, and August.  Then the crazy quilting......

Before I do that however, I will return to Helen Godden's Midnight Magic quilt.  I ran out of the black background fabric ,which appears to be out of print now, and since it is patterned, however subdued, that specific fabric was necessary.  I finally found some and it will arrive on Tuesday.  Whew!

Post linking up with:

Patchwork and Quilt at 
Sew and Tell Monday with Bambi at
Monday Making at
Design Wall Monday at
Needle and Thread Thursday at
Finished or Not Friday at
Off the Wall Friday at
Whoop Whoop Fridays at http://confessionsofafabricaddict.blogspot

Keep creating, stay well, stay cheerful


  1. The quilting turned out so nice, you've done an excellent job. Don't credit me with the pages advice, that was my daughter, Marlys. I'll let her know you have been successful. Happy stitching!

  2. Just checked out all your new pages. You have some wonderful quilts there! This one is a masterpiece in the making, too.

  3. Oh my goodness your trees are beautiful. This will be a stunning quilt!

  4. Wow! Love your beautiful trees and the shy quilting on various ones. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Love these! They are coming along beautifully! Very inspiring! :)

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  8. More beautifully quilted blocks Pam - lovely. xx

  9. These are all so beautiful, Pam! I love the way you've quilted each piece differently to reflect the patterns of a gentle breeze or a gust of wind. Your ribbon embroidery is especially captivating, too -- I love how it enables you to add a much higher level of detail than would be possible with appliqué alone. Is ribbon embroidery difficult to learn? Any resources you could suggest for a complete beginner who wanted to learn the basics? Thanks for linking up with Long Arm Learning!

  10. Hi Pam! Your quilting looks fabulous and I love how you've taken us back a month to see the difference in the foliage. Thanks for linking up today. ~smile~ Roseanne

  11. the MOOSE!! I love him!!! gosh - these are all just so amazing. you have a Ton of talent!!!

  12. Lovely appliqué and quilting, as usual ;) All your seasons are beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing!

  13. Hi Pam, I just love your blocks - the colours, the plants and animals. They are all gorgeous. Can I ask how you made your leaves for the November and October blocks. Take care.

  14. Gorgeous. I love trees and work with my hubby on tree health. These are great!

  15. Your work is incredible - thanks for sharing!