Monday, November 5, 2018

Autumn Love Sew Along - Week 12 the Big Finish and Quilt Label!

Well here we are on the 
very last week of the 
and what I like to call 
"the big finish"
 because I get to show you
my completed quilt...
and here it is!!

I am sew grateful that my friend 
Juli Stubbs...
who does my quilting was able to
 get it back to me in time 
for photos while the 
leaves are still falling:)

This is Toby asking if he can
 jump on my quilt:)
Why is it that every time 
you lay a quilt down it becomes
 an invitation to play?

Just a few leaves left on the Ash tree...

But plenty on my Snowball Bush!
Mr.Honey and Sterling 
are my official holder uppers... 

I love how the colors of
 the turning leaves blend in 
perfectly with the quilt.

Didn't Juli do an
 amazing job on the quilting?...
I think it turned out so beautiful!

I am head over heels in Autumn Love:)

There was a perfect chill in the
 air and leaves swirling 
just for the photo shoot...

YEP!...I'm definitely in LOVE!!
This quilt was a true joy to
 design and to create and to make!
Thank you so much for joining me 
for this fun sew along:)

  I hope you are having a 
wonderful time making each block 
and have maybe even learned 
something new along the way!

Remember that when you are ready 
to sew your quilt top together 
the instructions for that are 
on page 16 of your sew along guide:)

remember that each and every week
 of this sew along will 
remain on my blog forever
 for your convenience:)
All you have to do to find each 
link is scroll down ...
looking on the right sidebar of my blog
 until you find them!

But it's not quite over yet because ...
 I made this super cute quilt label
 for the back and I want to 
show you how I did it!

It was easy peasy...
 and after making all of the blocks 
y'all are experts...
 so I'll just tell you that I
 used these Autumn Love 
Sew Simple Shapes:
5 - F22 for the pumpkin
1 - F-18 for the stem
1 - F29 for the crow
1 - F10 for the wing
1 - F15 for the star
And of course 1/4" 
straight bias strip for the legs.

I cut my background fabric 
12 1/2" x 14 1/2" 
and laid the pieces out to
 see how they would fit.

Then I auditioned some 
2 1/2" wide Autumn Love strips
 for the border.

I made 5 ovals for the pumpkin 
because I wanted it extra wide 
to make room for the 
crow to stand on top!

I sewed the strips on before I glue basted. 
I cut two strips 
2 1/2" x 14 1/2" 
and sewed them to the sides 
and then cut two more 
2 1/2" x 16 1/2" 
for the top and bottom...
then I glue basted all
 of my pieces down.

The label finishes at 16" x 18"

I overlapped my appliqués just 
a little into the border strips:)

That's a BIG pumpkin!!!

Now for the words:)

I simply typed up on my computer
 what I wanted the label to say 
and printed it off...

And then taped it to my 
Easy Trace Light Box 
with my Autumn Love washi...

so that I could trace 
on the words to embroider:)

All traced and ready for stitching!

But wait!...
a few more things first. 
I decided my pumpkin
 needed a long swirly vine:)

Then I sewed 
Bee in my Bonnet interfacing
 to the back.
I cut it larger and used a
 1/4" seam all around the label...

Trimmed off the excess interfacing...

And cut the "X" for turning
 behind the pumpkin where there
 would not be any embroidery.

NOW it's turned and pressed 
and all ready for the stitching.

As usual...
I used all 6 strands of my Aurifloss
 and a backstitch.

I love adding fun labels to my quilts...

And I think this one is sweet
 and is easy to make:)

I hand appliquéd mine onto the 
backing fabric before quilting...
just like one great big 
Sew Simple Shape!

Oh my goodness I'm so sad that 
our Autumn Love time has 
come to an end...
 but sew happy that 
the quilt is completed.

You know that I just love love love 
to do sew alongs and I hope 
that you will join me for my next one!

We will busing my 
next fabric collection called 
Farm Girl Vintage 
to make the 

And of course...
YOU are officially invited:)
Here is the invite with the
 January 28th date to save!

I have been showing lots of 
sneaky peeks of the blocks 
as they were being made for the quilt
 to display at Fall Market in Houston
 this week and let me just say...
If you want to sew 
those sneak peeks...

And speaking of sneak peeks...
I still have ONE MORE Autumn Love
 tutorial up my sleeve for you!
I've been whipping up these fast
 Fall Flower Pot Blocks 
(I made 25 of them) 
and put them all into a quilt.

The quilt is currently
 on Juli's quilting frame 
and as soon as its quilted and bound 
the tutorial will be coming your way:)

Thank you again from the
 bottom of my heart for 
sewing along with me...


Rosa said...

It`s just a fantastic quilt.Great design and as always I do love ypur fabric combo!!

Verov94 said...

Merci de nous avoir donné ce très beau patch.

Tina said...

Dear Lori, I just want to take a moment to Thank You for this wonderful Quilt Along! I have learned so very much from you and I can't tell you how happy my blocks make me when I see them on my design wall! I've been scrambling to get everything done as I'm having knee surgery on the 28th and I'm actually looking forward to it so I can stay off my feet stitching the blocks I have ready. (I'm on #7!) Juli has done a fantastic job quilting your Autumn Love - it is stunning!!! I've already signed up with FQS for the January Quilt Along and I've learned how important it is to Bee Prepared (!!) and organized prior to it's start. Again, Thank You so much for sharing this wonderful quilt with us and for your amazing tutorials!! Early Merry Christmas to you and yours!!
P.S. Toby is a real cutie!!!!

Linda said...

You are amazing, Lori! Thanks for sharing your over the top creativity with us. Soooo fun indeed! Xoxo

Jan said...

This is so beautiful, thank you for sharing it with us. Any chance that there will be a Winter Love, Spring Love and maybe even a Summer Love? Hint, hint. I could see changing these quilts out as wallhanging based on what season it is. Yep, I can see I just need to finish making this one, and wait for you to create the other three, lol.

Denise Tanner Clason said...

Hi Lori, I really love what you do with sewing and quilting design and patterns! I have one of your books and patterns. I hope to get the quilts finished, as well as many other quilts I need to finish and make. I pick out what I want to do and then go back to those that need to be finished. I actually have 5 sets of blocks, which are done, waiting for me to make the top and quilt!!! I'm getting better at getting things done.

Thanks for your creativity and designs! I really enjoy them!

My family is members of The Church, as well as my mom's mother's family. Last name of Kartchner-A Cave and River named after Kartchner in AZ. Both family lines, knew Joseph Smith and Brigham Young, etc. I went to BYU when Steven Young played Football for them, fun to see him play and a famous basketball player!
Denise Tanner Clason

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing such a great design! Even though I found it 5 years later, I couldn't resist those squirrels, sunflowers and crows and bought the Autumn Love Sew Simple Shapes. I used your new 2023 Home Town fabric collection for most of the quilt along with scrappy oranges and Riley Blake steel prints. It turned out beautifully!

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