09 November 2017

Autumn and Critters

Two of my favorite things!

I promised I wouldn't buy any more fabric until I finished at least 10 more quilts. The original intent was to get my WIP list down under 20 before adding to my stash. I'm currently at 25, but I've finished...

22 QUILTS SO FAR THIS YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I deserve fabric, right!?!

One of my WIP projects has an autumn theme. Fat Quarter Shop's basic of the month sale on Moda Grunge in October featured a few curated collections. I'd fallen head over heels for the Harvest Grunge bundle when it was first made available, but I had to wait until the next pay day to take advantage of the sale. Of course, it was sold out by then. Darn!

I'd set aside the money to buy the fat quarter bundle, so I easily justified checking Thousands of Bolts to find out if I could make my own collection of autumn Grunge fat quarters...

I'll probably add a couple of browns and purples later on, and perhaps even a beige, when I actually get around to working on my autumn WIP, but for now, don't you think this is an accurate color representation of autumn in my neck of the plains-meet-foothills?!?

Finish Number 21 is another of the boy quilts, this one Five of Nine (or 11 of 15), Critters, composed of animal leftovers from other little boy quilts I've made for young members of the family. It also incorporates a few of the rainbow leftovers from quilts I've made for girls in and out my family.

I opted for a panda print for the backing for simplicity and speed, but also hoping the quilt will last the currently three-year-old recipient into his older years just a bit by providing a flip side a little more mature than the front.

I whipped up the straight-line quilting in just one night, so this was a super easy finish.

Linking up with Busy Hands Quilts, Crazy Mom Quilts and Confessions of a Fabric Addict.


  1. After that many sure deserve it indeed, The pandas are neat, real trick of the eye if you stare at them for a bit.

    1. Thanks, Pat! I do love those pandas. Might have to make an all-panda quilt one day... :)

  2. I love your critters and yes, we always need some more fabric!!

    1. Thank you, Jen! Always a bonus to be validated in fabric purchases!!! ;)

  3. I love your last picture with the sunset. Your critters quilt is cute, and perfect for a little one. The quilting is simple, but it fits the design. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you, Christina! I'm doing a lot of simple quilting right now just for the sake of speed. The final boy quilt has something a little more elaborate in store...


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