Friday, April 16, 2010
I Love Autumn
In my opinion, there is no better time in Toowoomba than the month of April. I so love Autumn and today is one of those perfect Autumn days. Clear sunny sky with a slight nippy breeze. Perfect for getting out into the garden, so that is what I did for a short time. Dead headed the roses and took a photo of this wonderful deep red dahlia that never disappoints and always springs up year after year.It is a much darker deep red than what this picture shows.
Last year I did this small quilt for an Autumn Challenge my quilt group was having. It shows the birds watching their arboreal homes change colours. I used a few techniques in this one - crazy patchwork of scraps, hand applique and lots and lots of hand quilting done with DMC floss and in about 1/4 inch channels. It was fun to make and I love those challenges. They make you think outside the square.