Fall Lap Quilt by Mymble

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Lap quilt
Status:
Assembling Top
Started:
2013-09-22T00:00:00Z
Finished:
Tutorial:
None

Description

A little sewing for myself- I had a charm pack of Posh Pumpkins so I decided on a lap quilt- the center pattern is an adaptation of one I saw in a magazine- will update info as soon as I can find it as I moved downstairs to my new sewing digs in the basement and well...everything is there, and reasonable placed but the magazines are a bit jumbled;))))
 
I'm deciding whether to add another green border or just stop here...adding the green will mean back to the store, so I'm mostly leaning towards not...trying but not always succeeding at working with just my stash:)))
 
Well...the best of intentions right- once I had set my mind to the burnt orange- the orange in my stash was a no go- way too bright- but hey at least I kept  the shopping to the half yard needed for binding only ;))))...and in the meantime made a scrappy little mini runner to go with- using my scraps from this and from Kathie's blocks with Phenomenal Fall- both prints are by Sandy Gervais fo moda and they play together nicely;)))
 
Update- Thanks all for the advice- burnt orange it was- I used the bias plaid from Posh Pumpkins, and a beige from Kona for the back.  The quilting is light- some shadowing in the hst's and some straight line around the borders- but the great part was I used Aurifil and yes, I'm hooked- it's like the DMC 50wt. I usually use but smoother- if that's possible.  Very glad to have this done and in the sunroom:)
 

 

Pictures

In it's new home in the sunroom:)
The back...pieced leftovers and Kona Beige
Little mini runner to go with while waiting for my binding fabric to arrive;)))...using up the scraps!

Loves

ArloDeanQuilts
Skynme
True

Comments

Terryt1955

Very pretty! And if you add another green border won't it downplay the pumpkin floral fabric? Was that part of the Posh Pumpkin line?

Mymble

Yes- the large border is also Posh Pumpkins and you are right- don't want to take away from it because it so lush:)- thanks ...and I really and truly don't want to go back to the store;))))

True

I love the colors and agree adding another border will take away from the gorgoeus border you selected.

Mymble

True Thanks Mary- ok here's another question then- use a blender that almost matches for binding? or do a quilt q/out binding- just flipped and quilted ( which I haven't done since the kids were little and I was making the cartoon character quilts;)

True

Mymble I would do the binding with the blender... just personally like the look of it better (last time I did the other was when Andrew was born!)

Mymble

True That's what I thought- good to have your input too- Thanks Terryt1955 and True for steering me straight;) and LOL- yes- did so many flip and sew quilts when they were little- Buzz Lightyear and Ariel...etc...just sort of sew around the edge afterwards and it looked like a binding -perfect when it had to be done right away- especially if they were with me when we bought the fabric- very very hard to wait for the quilt!

Terryt1955

Carolmarie I believe a blender in this case is a fabric that is very close in color to the border so it just blends in and doesn't distract you from the border itself. But you could use the border fabric as well and accomplish the same thing, right?

Whatever you do Mymble the quilt deserves a real binding. It's going to be so pretty!

Mymble

Carolmarie Hi Carolmarie- yes- what Terryt1955 - in this case it would be a tan to blend in with the background fabric, though a muted burnt orange or brick red could work too. I could use the leftover posh pumpkins but it would be a really tight stretch as I only bought a yard- and might be a bit too much blending- so I think I'll most likely go with one of the other colors.

Terryt1955

Ohh, I'm liking the idea of the burnt orange!

Mymble

Thanks Terryt1955 - it's a great collection of prints - will probably go with a dusty orange or tan- try for something very muted.

Mymble

Terryt1955 there ya go- brain waves traveling across the miles ;))))

True

Love idea of orange and yes just a "minor" little purchase. And love mini you made from scraps such awesome fabric!

Mymble

True ahem... Thanks... it really is gorgeous -Sandy Gervais seems to use this palette a lot and its always nice- loved her Lollipop line too..and yes...the orange is stuck in my had now...and since this was an "all from one collection" quilt...well...the "minor" purchase just had to be;))))- (ahem)

True

Binding looks amazing and it looks so cozy in its new home!

Caribousmom

Love it, Margaret! And that mini runner is to die for (don't you love using every last scrap!?!?!?). Great fall combination!

HawkFan

Great finish! It's such a pretty combination and the binding was a perfect choice. I also love the back

Terryt1955

The burnt orange binding is perfect! Love how this quilt just invites you into the sun room. Just in time for Thanksgiving!

Mymble

True Thanks Mary- it was a fun one- went together easily and the only real hold up was waiting for the binding but you know, once you see it in your mind then nothing else will do:)

Mymble

Caribousmom Thanks Wendy- you in particular but others as well here on Threadbias have been an inspiration to make use of every bit...be it a pillow, or part of the back or whatever:)...and loving these fabrics made it even easier to do:)

Mymble

HawkFan Thanks Audrey- the back was a jump for me as I usually have an allergic reaction to beige but hey- this was screaming for beige and I listened...I can adapt!

Mymble

Terryt1955 Yes, it really did work wellTerry- thanks for your encouragement in that direction...along with True and Carolmarie :)...the sunroom really needed some "warming up" so I think I'm a little closer to that...of course now I'll have to do a Christmas one as well I think....no, I know;)

Mymble

Carolmarie You are welcome in my sunroom anytime:) I hae actually daydreamed of all of us sewing away happily in there- we've served dinner to I think about 30 at a time here and I usually get 12 in the sunroom;)))...plenty of room for sewing machines;) For Christmas I think I may do one from the Pretty in Patchwork book but I'm like you...my UFO's are circling the wagon here...I just keep telling myself one at a time;)

Terryt1955

Carolmarie okay, what is a HIPS??!

Terryt1955

I love your fantasy! And dinner for 30, oh my! My biggest one was 26 for Thanksgiving. I was thankful it was over!

Mymble

Terryt1955 I hear you...I usually feel like the acme road roller machine from the road runner cartoons has flattened me like a pancake and it takes a few days to feel "reinflated".

Terryt1955

Mymble Haha great visual reminder!

Terryt1955

Carolmarie I would have never guessed that one in a million years! And thank God for Pinterest to keep them handy or I would forget them all!

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