Sunday, August 12, 2007

Small Fall

Here's a quickie of the fall swap quilt I'm arranging/rearranging. I finished grading some essays and can't find my outline for the chapter I'm writing (and conveniently left my laptop at work on Friday), so I decided to start cutting. The quilt has 64 different 2 1/2 squares (2 inch finished) and will have a cabbage leaf Kaffe Fassett border that's also 2 inch finished. Perfect for a table-topper or the like. This isn't the final layout; those two plaids (one real, one faux) in the lower right are too close for me, as are some of the reds. I will likely use the pieced center as a backdrop for some appliqued falling leaves.

Totally different topic: We do a real Sunday dinner each week. Tonight, I made the Meatballs and Macaroni soup from Rachel Ray's 2nd 30 Minute Cookbook--extra easy and a very big hit. Here's an odd thing about Ms. Ray. I dropped a reference to her in my freshman comp class then apologized, thinking that a class of 60% male 18-20 year olds wouldn't get it. They all watch her show. Who'd a thunk it? So, I'd recommend this as an ideal fall soup (even though it's about 190 degrees here and we still ate it).


Anne Ida said...

This is looking great! Look forward to see what you do with it further! Yours is the first teaser I've seen in the blogs of the 4SQ swap quilters :o) - This is really fun!!!

...I'll be back... :o)
Take care!

Angie said...

Your topper that you're working on is soooo lovely! Fall is my most favorite Season, and your colors are beautiful for Fall. I can't wait to see it with the borders and applique! :>

gwen said...

Thank you for sharing your first lay-out. This is a great teaser! I am looking forward to seeing more. Take care.

Sonnja said...

What a lovely swap quilt.
Kind regards,


atet said...

I love her show on food network -- need to see if I can borrow the book from the in-laws. Once the heat around here lets up!

Love that little mini quilt -- REALLY wish I had signed up for that swap now.

The Calico Cat said...

Nice arrangement of fabrics, I like the addition of purple & blue... (I snuck those into mine as well.)