Saturday, September 11, 2010

Autumn Quilt

If you haven't been paying attention, I adore this season!  There are 2 challenges posted recently, PaperPlay and wee Memories, which ask for autumnal colors.  2 of my favorite things about this season are the changing leaves and being able to bring out the quilts, and after being inspired by Betty's card in the post below this one, I put all that together to make this card for the challenges:


I think the thing that struck me first about Betty's card below is her use of that beautiful pale green as her cardbase, and then adding in all the autumnal colors.  So I started there.  All of my quilt panels are scraps of printed papers that I've collected over the years, except for the stamped one in the lower left and the embossed one on the right edge.  Just as Betty did, I added a pale green to the mix.  After I'd sewed them all down, I added this felt row of pumpkins which my friend Yvonne found years ago and tied on the little tag with some twine.  Then I stamped and cut out some little maple leaves and arranged them so that they look like they're blowing around. 

Supplies: pale green cardstock, various printed autumn papers, felt pumpkin "ribbon", Hero Arts CL119 Happy Thanksgiving (maple leaf), CL361 Season of Giving (sentiment), digital tag from Cilenia, pumpkin and d'vine swirls embossing folders

16 comments:

  1. oh Lin...you KNOW I love this!!!

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  2. Gosh, I wish I lived closer to you! I really want to watch a card like this come together! You have such creativity and I truly admire that! This card is so beautiful! I love that soft green and your blowing leaves and felt pumpkins look fabulous! I'm so glad you share your talent! We're lucky to see it everyday!

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  3. I love the "quilted" card and the wind blown autumn leaves.

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  4. love the quilted background and all the scattered leaves!! beautiful autumn card, Lin!!

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  5. This is fabulous Lin, love all the elements you have put together to make this card. Really beautiful.

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  6. LIN! This is the PERFECT autumn card! Love the colors, patterns, and the cute felt pumpkins!
    Seriously-
    JAW
    On
    FLOOR!

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  7. You do these colors like no other - wonderful array of patterns and Autumnal shades!

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  8. WOW... this is so pretty, Lin! Love the colors, design, and of course the felt pumpkins... you are amazing!

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  9. Lin, just beautiful. Adore how you added the stitching.

    Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week. ♥

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  10. WOW, gorgeous autumn card. Love the quilted background. The leaves looks wonderful.

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  11. Wonderful card Lin! The mix of colours and patterns on your beautiful patchwork background is gorgeous! I love the scattered leaves and felt pumpkins too!

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  12. Gorgeous rich autumn hues and love how you quilted it together!

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  13. Beautiful, love the stitching! Thanks so much for playing at Wee Memories!

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  14. Gorgeous fall colors! Thanks for playing with us Wee Memories girls this week!

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  15. Gorgeous fall quilt. Loved looking at all the different squares and seeing what you put together.

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!