The chilly mornings and evenings tell me it's Fall, even if the warm afternoons tell me otherwise. My family typically do a lot of hiking in the fall. We've been lazy so far, choosing instead to watch football and soccer on the weekends. But I'm starting to get antsy- time to get out and commune with nature!
I must have had communing with nature on the brain when I was working on Modern Maples.
In this quilt top are a couple of elements that my family and I frequently see on our hikes around the Bay Area. There are feathers (re-sized from Anna Maria Horner's pattern) and mushrooms (which I drafted and paper-pieced). One of my children suggested that I represent banana slugs. Sorry kid, no dice.
Heavily inspired (and I do mean heavily) by this version, I used a
mix of low-volume prints for the background. I
re-sized the blocks to 10.5" (finished) to allow for the addition of
I've chosen to back this quilt with a Valori Wells Urban Flannel print. These green roses have been a favorite for so long and I'm happy to have found a project for them. I'm not quite sure how to quilt this yet, but it will most probably be straight lines.
Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.