Glorious Autumn Block Party!!

Glorious Autumn Block Party and Super Deals for Quilters

Temperatures have started cooling down, even here in Southern California.  We are finally out of the 100+ F weather.  There’s a little chill in the air in the mornings and after sundown.  We were in a little town called Montrose last night, and they were showing Back To The Future in a parking lot.  It was teeming with people.  Some of us stayed for a few scenes, some sat down to enjoy the whole movie.  As temperatures come down, more people are coming outside, to eat out, visit little bookstores or just hang out with friends.  I couldn’t help but feel that fall is approaching, with it’s glorious warm colors to make up for the chill in the air.

Michele at Quilting Gallery is hosting  the perfect blog hop to celebrate the wonderful colors of autumn – Glorious Autumn Block Party.  This blog hop is running from September 4th through December 13th. There will be 45 quilt blocks made by 45 designers – lots of ideas, talent, inspiration.  There will be Super Deals For Quilters as well!

Please join us, it will be fantastic!  I already joined for November 14th, right after our Halloween Blog Hop, right here at Whims And Fancies.

 

Compass Needle – Quilt Pattern

Compass Needle - Paper Piecing Pattern

Compass Needle quilt pattern on  Etsy

 

I love reading maps. There is always a map in my travel bag along with a compass. I have never gotten lost with those two with me. I also use a compass to align my telescope to find the stars.  I bought this fabric years ago, it was perfect for this block.  Wish I had bought extra as I don’t have the manufacturer’s information any more.

 

Compass Neddle is a very easy beginner friendly Mariner’s Compass quilt pattern.  It can also can be used as a star quilt pattern.  The pattern is available on my Etsy stores.

 

-Soma

 

 

New Stash

Saturday after lunch, I visited a small fabric shop called QuiltnThings at Montrose, CA.  It has some of the most beautiful fabrics, perfect for paper-piecing when you are looking for that particular shade of a color.  I was inspired while looking at all the gorgeous, vibrant colors and already have ideas for most of these that I picked out that day.

My cat (the Honorable Tuffleberry Treestone) insisted on being on the desk, so I had to include him in the picture.

Vibrant fabrics from Quilts N Things at Montrose

Music From The Four Seasons

I designed a paper pieced music notes quilt block about a month ago and since then I wanted to make a mini quilt with colors from the four seasons.

Spring brings new leaves and new life.  Summer is for light colors, carefree time for being a bit nostalgic and daydreaming under a starry night sky.  Trees in fall are dotted with bright and gorgeous orange, red and brown leaves poised to be swept away by the wind.  Winter is my favorite season where the sparking of the stars matches the sparkling of the snow underneath.  I wrapped the seasons with green, the color of nature, and bound it with brown, the color of wood.

Four Seasons quilt with paper pieced Music Notes pattern