Not even half this storycloth has been quilted . I worked my way around the edge on both sides. I reached P for Pumpkin. Good timing. And M for Mushroom on the far side. There is still a lot of Just Quilting left here. Winter work.
Only the maple leaves have fallen so far. Fallen leaves are layered just like a quilt. Here, the neighbors don't mind that I leave them. They mostly blow down into the forest as winter rolls on. This first layer remains , breaking down into soil by spring. I mulch, cut, twice this year. Once in early spring before wildflowers began, to discourage ticks. Once in early fall to create a layer for the compost and to cut the tall grasses back. I found patches of wild thyme growing among the mosses. I will mulch once more after all the leaves have fallen. Spread a blanket on the garden.
But today I will bring Alphabet Soup outside. To meet October's Blanket. Which has me asking myself, what if I make a blanket for each month? A way to give form to the change that might hold us. Imagine a blanket of leaves.
I can’t imagine doing a quilt a month…but maybe a 6 inch patch….
A friend has crocheted a blanket with colours to match the temperature range of the day, a line of crochet per day. It is really beautiful.
YES, a documentary, probably not make a quilt a month but thinking it would be nice to have a different one for each month.
Your quilt looks beautiful spread out and I’m sure you’ll complete the quilting in time. And a lovely Autumnal snap shot.
just the time it takes, I remind myself. It is already a functional cloth, it will be as it when the time comes.
Well, secret treasures of course…
Your quilt is amazing! It’s Inspiring me to dig out all the old potential pieces and try this different approach to quilting, as you all say….as if! A couple baby quilts with deadline dates.
Beautiful warm slow fall here in Colodado. Next a stitchwinter. I can’t imagine sewing that quilt all by hand. P is for persistence and can’t forget pleasure.
this one has an awful lot of stitching. I used to make baby quilts just so I would have a gift if I needed one, somehow this one was slower than a slow cloth.
The shadows of your stitches in the first photo are beautiful. Was hoping to finish quilting the woven quilt by holidays, not looking likely. Thinking of the tree & leaf quilt that Janie made us, with the leaf birds.
I only notice how long it takes when I am trying to finish which doesn’t happen often. You made me remember there are leaf birds on magic Cloth 2, now called Spin, I am going to go look at them.
could gaze at this abc quilt for hours… the lightness of it feels like it may float thru the air ‘n right out the window. p is for peter pan… ‘n for paul klee. oh sooooo many ways to illustrate this kind of quilt… maybe not even piece letters, or hide them! if it were a wall-hanging, found objects could be attached. or even paper treasures! o jude, this rabbit hole goes on ‘n on… p is for portal!
Beautiful quilt, and falling leaves 🍂🍁
I Love the leaves especially the way they smell.
Still working on my field note blanket, which has become a years long project. It was hard to spin yarn with the drop spindle with the cats. Hoping now that they are older I can get back to it. Either that or have to start spinning yarn outside. And…well I get distracted easily. 🙂
I really want to make a wool blanket. Maybe woven. But NEED to finish this. Haven’t spun in so long. Missing that suddenly with your words.
What an absolutely gorgeous view of Autumn’s splendor!
We don’t have those Fall colors like you do ( but we retain a good bit of green throughout the year)
but the Light is low & different — love the idea of a quilt for each month, but I know I’ll probably never get that far 😂 too many projects/ideas as it is! Ha
imagining can be like doing… ha!
In that case, I’m doing A LOT!!!!
All so ” earthy”. Colorful in a earthy way.
My favourit kind of color :-).
All of these stitches!!! The way the light hits them announcing This Is A Lot Of Work…A Lot Of Me In Here!! Love it Jude 🙂
And your trees, leaves, woods bring such peace. Lucky you to bathe in it all.
A quilt a month sounds like so much to me (not that it wouldn’t be nice of course!!)…but as soon as I read that I thought…Seasonal Quilts. I can imagine the Fall/Autumn one now 🙂
ah, yes, just thought that too below, before I read this.
totally awesome! Love it to the moon and back!
You know, it needs some moons…thank you for the reminder.
Beautiful work Jude and such a marvellous autumn shot, mellow, gorgeous colours. The rain is poring here, racing drops on the window, lovely
So much rain happened here, I went out and stood in it!
Intriguing idea … a quilt for each month … different cloth colors, theme shapes perhaps, thread colors, variations on construction … an alphabet letter, a hidden pocket? Brings to mind the hand embroidered sets of dish towels with days of the week. So glad you can work outside today! Heavenly view.
Love the ideas, Jana!
then again, maybe just 4, the seasons, would be more doable, ha!
Makes me think of the summer winter weave coverlets that were dark on one side and light on another.
I’ll “imagine” that for a bit☺️
That hidden pocket sounds like a great idea. What would you hide in it? All sorts of possibilities.