‘Autumn Exuberance’ Quilt

It’s hard to believe this is my final quilt for the Focus Through the Prism Challenge!  The challenge – the people I’ve met and the quilts that have been created – has been an amazing journey over the past seven months.

Without further adieu … meet ‘Autumn Exuberance.’

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I used ombre fabrics for the main snowballs.  I focused on the reds, oranges, purples and yellows in the main snowball.  I then used my RED cherrywood fabrics for the corners of the snowballs. 

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I started out piecing things so there wouldn’t be any inset seams … but by the end I decided to just ‘suck it up’ and deal with the inset seams.  It wasn’t too bad.

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The tree trunk and branches were just strips of random brown fabrics stitched down with their raw edges exposed.  I think the threads just add more texture and dimension to the tree. 

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I used brown aurifil thread to stitch fun curls out of the tree branches.  I then used red aurifil to free motion quilt swirls in the sky to depict wind.

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linking up to Finish it Up Friday and Focus Through the Prism Snowball Challenge.

8 comments:

  1. Toll geworden eine richtige Fleißarbeit.
    Viele Grüße aus Deutschland
    Karo

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  2. This is beautiful. The way you have made the tree trunk is amazing - so simple yet sooo effective!

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  3. Exuberance is the right word - I love how colourful it is and the texture on the tree trunk is stunning!

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  4. This turned out so gorgeous! I love the colors and the tree adds so much to it and then to top it off, the quilting is perfect.

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  5. Great quilt. Love it. I love the colors!

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  6. Wow! Unique and fantastic. Great finish!

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