Friday, November 22, 2013

autumn lights

in october of 2011
 Auntia and i started working on a BOM that was sponsored by The Quilter's Studio of Northern Lights by Marti Michell using autumn batiks ... Auntia was a LOT more excited about the whole idea than i was - she finished her setting blocks before the second meeting... 
and then her interest wavered, too... 
both of us kept up with the blocks each month and went to the meetings, but neither one of us was really in love with the fabrics OR the pattern after the first three or four months... 

that's what happens when Reality sets in, huh?!?

anywho, we finished up the blocks and put them together into rows...
and the rows into flimsies... 
and then i added the borders to mine and started to look for enough flannel backing in the stash ... i didn't much care for the front, so i picked up the first large piece of yardage that was beigeish shudder that i found in the flannel pile ... and after piecing it together into one big piece of backing, i sent it off to Liz the Longarm Quilting Wizard so she could work her magic... 

and now...
 Autumn Lights
i LURVE it!!! 
it is BIG - so big that i had to stand on a step stool to get most of it off the floor for picture-taking (my quilt-holder-upper wasn't here to help me) and my arms were aching before the camera had time to focus, lemmetellya...
dinosaurs?!? seriously?!? maybe i should have been a bit more particular about the backing
it has now taken up residence on the OldManLeatherChair and is doing a great job of keeping my backside warm, whilst Auntia uses Samhein for her red leather chair...

Auntia's Northern Lights in autumn batiks is ready for the outer borders ... i hope she finishes hers before next autumn cuz i am gonna be wanting Samhein back...

6 comments:

Gretchen said...

Makes me warm & fuzzy just looking at it. And I love the dinosaurs. I'm thinking it may be a cold winter this year and this will keep you warm and toasty.

Mama Spark said...

It is beautiful and gigantic!!! Glad you have it finished and can use it as you recouperate!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Dianne -- it's wonderful! Isn't it funny how quilting can make us love something we'd grown tired of? I love the dinosaur backing too -- Only You....!

Annemiek said...

It's gorgeous! And love the dino's too :)!

Jennifer said...

Yep, they're definitely dinosaurs......I love it, it's a gorgeous autumn quilt!

MamaT said...

It really turned out nice! The flannel dinosaurs will keep you warm. Great bacon scarf, too!