Friday, October 9, 2015

Fall foliage is here

Last Sunday we walked up to the Grand Lookout by the Town Forest to see how the foliage is developing.  Toward the east, it was looking quite nice with reds and golds, but closer to Barre, it was still fairly muddy.  It was a nice walk anyway, and we hope the foliage will be at peak this weekend.  Usually, the leaves are coming down by now but it was the warmest September on record.  We've had some frost lately, so the leaves are definitely turning.

Tomorrow I am hoping for a nice drive down to Lebanon, NH, when I take my friend Ben down to meet the bus to Logan Airport.  I'm looking forward to the hour's drive with Ben who is a booklover and lives in the San Francisco area.  And maybe we'll be able to take another foliage walk on Sunday for more color.

I have spent a productive week quilting.  I made two table runners in fall colors for the craft sale and a couple of little bags.  I discovered the joys of working with tumblers - how easily they go together, and how cute the results!  I swapped out a bunch of nine patch blocks for a swap and got those in the mail to their owners.  Those blocks are really nice, and I can't wait to use them.

I also worked on a row for a row robin I'm in.  The owner of the quilt was hoping we'd use some rows from the Row by Row Experience that quilt shops around the country participated in this summer.

I decided to make our local quilt shop's row which featured a pieced background over which there's applique.  The pieced background was fairly complex, but the applique was truly difficult.  Because there were so many pieces, I decided to use fusible web rather than applique them by hand.  And cursed all the way through, reminding myself constantly why I almost never use fusibles.  Well, it's done and I can relax.  It will be a long time before I make anything with fusible applique again.

1 comment:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

fall is a wonderful time of year! we love it