Purple Sky

I thought I would try something different for the sky in this one.  I’m not sure I like it though.   Watercolors can be very unforgiving.  Oh well.

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Celebrate Autumn

I think this will be my last Autumn painting for awhile.  The leaves are just starting to turn on the red maple at the end of my driveway.  As I observe the changing colors, I am reminded of what a glorious world we all live in.

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I went out last week to a farm stand in Wisconsin and bought 10 pumpkins of various sizes.  Then I stopped at Walmart and got several inexpensive mums.  This is how I decorated by my front door.  It won’t win any awards, but it makes me happy.

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I used an antique wooden ironing board that I got years ago as a plant stand.

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The quilt was an inexpensive buy off of Ebay.  It’s in pretty ragged condition, but it looks great by the front door.  And I don’t worry about it getting dirty or faded.  

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I have several vintage quilts that I use on my front porch.   I change them with the seasons.   It helps establish me as the “quilting house” for my long arm customers.

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Hope you enjoyed this little tour.  Happy Fall!

 

 

 

Memory Quilt

Sue wanted to honor her father by having a quilt made out of his old suits.  Her friend Brenda did a wonderful job piecing a quilt top that was very pleasing–adding a floral print that softened the look.  I recently finished quilting it.   It’s a large bed sized quilt.

ImageI quilted feathers in the “suit” areas to soften and unify the different wools.

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In the center, I quilted a feathered wreath.ImageOn the other side, it’s easier to see the border design.  The solid lime green backing fabric really shows off the quilting.

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ImageThis is one of the those quilts that was really an honor to quilt.  I love how it turned out.  

 

 

Yellow Bird in the Coneflowers

I love coneflowers.  I love watching them pop through the ground every year.  Mine are are growing strong and I expect to see some flowers appearing in a few weeks.  I love the shape, with the “cone” center and the petals that droop down.  They are so fun to draw.  Where this bird came from I have no idea!

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