Monday, October 10, 2011

My Design Wall Today

I've left my design wall behind this week to take a little vacation in the mountains.  Here is the view from my balcony.


When I travel I usually pack one of my quilts to sleep under.  This quilt is called Fall Foilage Spectacular from Judy Martin's book Cookies 'N Quilts.  I set my blocks a little different so there would be 4 leaves in the center instead of having a log cabin center. 

I quilted this quilt on my home machine.  I bought a leaf stencil at a quilt show and then practiced drawing it on a sketch pad until I felt ready to try and quilt it on the quilt. 


Everything here is decorated for fall.  Here is a display from the welcome center where we stopped.


 I hope you are all enjoying fall (or spring) and doing some stitching today.  I've brought my crocheting along and will show my progress soon. 

If you want to read more about our Granny Gone Wild Crochet Along, go to this post:  http://luannsloosethreads.blogspot.com/2011/10/granny-gone-wild-crochet-along.html

Here is the link to our Flickr group:  http://www.flickr.com/groups/grannygonewild/

If you are crocheting on anything "granny" feel free to post a photo of your project on Flickr.  We would love to see what you are working on.

Thanks for stopping by today.

28 comments:

  1. O what a stunning, gorgeous quilt! I love love love it! I feel a wee bit envious of your get-away, I love the mountains, especially this time of year when the fall color abounds. Enjoy!!!

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  2. Wow! What a design wall! Beautiful view! Beautiful quilt! Enjoy your vacation.

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  3. Oh.My.Gosh. that is one of the most stunning quilts I've ever seen. And what a great idea to travel with a loving quilt! HOpe you're enjoying your vacation. THe weather has certainly been cooperating the past few days. And why are you crocheting on vacation?? (LOL!)

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  4. dear luAnn,what a stunning quilt! enjoy your vacation,susi

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  5. Fabulous quilting job! I love that you put bright blues and greens in this quilt, too. It really sparkles.

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  6. Beautiful fall colours in that quilt...especially love the border!

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  7. Love it! Those look like the Smokies to me -- wherever they are -- the quilt is glorious! Jan

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  8. Gorgeous quilt, LuAnn!! I have always had it in the back of my mind to make a quilt combining log cabin blocks with leaf blocks and doing it in fall colors, but I never envisioned anything this beautiful. I agree with Maureen--the blue and bright green really add pizzazz!
    Thanks for showing the quilting up close and explaining your process. I feel like that is expressly for my benefit (whether it is or not) and I love it. : )

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  9. OMGosh -- that is one of the most gorgeous quilts I've ever seen -- LOVE the colors!! :)

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  10. great vacation spot!! You know, I have that book but not the quilt!!! Is is so pretty. Maybe you will inspire me to make one...

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  11. Love the quilt and love the view!

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  12. Gorgeous quilt and spectacular view!

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  13. Oh, your quilt is just beautiful!
    Enjoy your time in the mountains. The view is stunning.
    Love the greeter display.

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  14. I thought your "design wall" was very appropriate for your gorgeous Fall quilt.

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  15. What a beautiful view and a gorgeous colorful quilt.

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  16. You do such nice work quilting your tops. The fall quilt is gorgeous.

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  17. Gorgeous quilt! You did a great job with the quilting too. I like the idea of taking a quilt with you on vacation. Enjoy your time away!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  18. How funny, I also traveled with quilts although usually we're flying and I don't. I told Keith we were going to be in Maine for a month and I wanted to sleep under my own quilt.

    The quilt looks great on the balcony -- I love taking photos of mine on whatever balcony is at hand and this one has a great view.

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  19. Oh my...your quilt is just lovely!

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  20. Fabulous quilt, very nice :)))

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  21. Dear LuAnn,
    this quilt is gorgeous, fabulous and the quilting looks great. Enjoy your vacation.
    Take care
    Roswitha

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  22. Oh LuAnn, Your fall quilt is spectacular....and the view where you are staying is wonderful...enjoy every minute!

    :)Carolyn

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  23. A great quilt with an inspiring view and I hope you have a great time. Take care.

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  24. A fabulous fall quilt LuAnn!

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  25. What a gorgeous fall quilt and your quilting is just phenomenal!!!

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  26. Wow, Lu Ann, It's Wonderful....! I love its colours. I would love to see some autumn but it doesn't want to arrive, we are still in summer, 30ºC today, we have been swimming!

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  27. Oh beautiful quilt!! Your quilting is lovely too!!

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  28. Beautiful quilt. When I read the book it was in, I realized that I bought that book and never made this. No wonder I like it. Your colors are great

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