Autumn by the Lake

Day 30 Yay!!    Now I can take a rest.  I feel like I’ve really grown as an artist.  I like the work I did this challenge better than what I started with the last challenge in January.  Leslie will have to do this again so I can keep improving!  I almost doubled the number of people following my blog for which I am grateful.  In means so much to me to have someone look at my creative efforts.  I hope you will keep checking out what I’m doing in the days and weeks ahead.

I am especially grateful for all of you that sent such nice, supportive comments on my paintings.  It has really given me the confidence to keep trying.  I thank you for that.  I will keep painting and I will keep quilting.  And I will try to believe that the best is yet to come!

Here is my last painting for awhile.  It is larger than the rest and I really tried to push myself to do my best work for the 30th painting.  I love color, pumpkins, houses, funky birds and quilting.  I tried to get them all in this last one.

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Batik Wallhanging

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This small quilt was pieced by Kathy A.  I love the colors.  I thought gold thread would compliment it nicely.  I quilted an overall swirly pattern in the center and then did separate border treatments.  Every thing is quilted "free hand" without any markings or computer.

This small quilt was pieced by Kathy A. I love the batik fabrics.   I thought gold thread would compliment it nicely. I quilted an overall swirly pattern in the center and then did separate border treatments. Every thing is quilted “free hand” without any markings or computer.

Often you can see the quilting even better on the back.  The solid black fabric really shows off the quilting.

Often you can see the quilting even better on the back. The solid black fabric really shows off the quilting.

Here's a closer view.

Here’s a closer view.