Thursday, October 2, 2008

Fall Quilting

I love Fall!

I've had a hard time adjusting to living in a place where I can't fully appreciate one of my favorite seasons. Houston is the land of the eternal summer. Ok, well, maybe the dead of winter feels a little fallish, but by January/February, it just doesn't have that same autumn magic. I won't go off on a long tirade expounding the pros and cons of Houston weather. But October caught me unaware this year and I've decided that if I'm going to enjoy fall here, I'm going to have to fake it a little bit. [Fake it 'til you make it sure does have a lot of applications in life!]
My wonderful mom sent a care package last week that really helped jump start my fall decorations! Look at this cute jack o'lantern quilt! He is supposed to be a wall hanging but I liked him as a table topper so there he'll stay.
Neither of these pics are very good but you can kind of see the black card stock spiders and bats that me and my 4 year old made and hung from the chandelier for a little spooky fun.

Something about Fall really kicks my quilting productivity into high gear. I always thought it was due to the crisp weather that made me want to create snuggley quilts. But tonight, as I sat at the kitchen table working on a quilt, my husband made a great realization. I quilt more during football season! He's glued to college football for 4 months. In order to be close to him and still keep my sanity, I turn to the sewing machine for my own comfort and company. Another reason to love quilting.

8 comments:

Anna M. said...

What a cute mom you have! How sweet of her to send the care package! Love the jack o'lantern quilt and the bats and spiders...guess it's time for me to pull out the halloween decorations too! =)

Penny said...

Hi Erica!! So it looks like quilting is a genetic thing for you? :) What a cute gift, your mom is so sweet!

Stephanie said...

Great pumpkin! I'm not a college football watcher unless it's Ohio State (where I live). But oh boy I'm a big NFL fan. I get lots of hand work (not my favorite thing to do) done on Sundays.

Linda said...

You have a wonderful Mum!! The quilt is just too cute!
Love the bat/spider decorations!
Linda

Paula said...

Too cute. Love your mom. She's so creative and fun. Just like this project.

Carin said...

The jack o lantern quilt is so dang cute!!!

Ginger Patches said...

I love that table topper! How fun to have your mom quilt too :) I know how you feel season wise being a Socal girl myself. I crank up the a/c and pretend it's fall weather lol!

Sunny said...

I love that wall hanging! I have to make me one. I do not have Halloween fabric, but lots of black and a little orange. What pattern did your mother use?