Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I LOVE BROWN QUILTS

Look at this darling picture of my mother! And to surprise you further, this is not my work, it is Susan's quilt in progress! Susan has so many blogs going that I never know where to find her. You may know her as Susan from Desert Sky Quilting. She began this quilt a while back and requested a photo of my mother when she was in her early 20's. Susan reads my Dad's blog and got a kick out of some of his stories. She particularly liked the one about a piano, and The Girl Next Door. Those are posted on Dad's old blog, which we are no longer able to access, so he has a new blog, The AZ Penguin 2, which he has been posting on more recently. Lots of good stuff on his old blog though, in case anyone cares to read it. If it happens to be a rainy day where you are, this can keep you busy for a while! For sure check out Susan's blog, Crazy Quilting for Fun, and see this cool project she has going. Really nice work Susan!




Recently I mentioned that my little brown quilts look nice with fall decor, so I took a couple pics to give you a glimpse. I actually placed the wrong photo in here, because I stuck some fall leaves (ala Michael's) behind the birds nest in the churndash picture, so it has more of a fall flavor now. Those cool pears on the penny rug are not real, but they sure look it. I love brown quilts.

I am really enjoying the fall season around here in Virginia. We don't get the brilliant colors, like you get in the north, but is isn't freezing and snowing here either! So I buy my fall color at Michael's. They have awesome stuff there and often it is half off, or you can get a coupon.


That said, let me ask if any of you are interested in a small Christmas quilt pattern again this year? I don't mean to rush the season, but it doesn't hurt to start preparing little gifts that you like to make. I have a small quilt finished, and will be sharing the pattern soon! Come back and check it out!

Posted by Picasa Addendum: Joan at Keeping You in Stitches liked that hexagon taple topper so well that she whipped one up last night! Can you believe it? She has been showing lots of fall decor on her blog. go take a look if you haven't been there.

16 comments:

julieQ said...

You know we are all waiting for that pattern! LOL! It will be fun! Such beautiful fall decor. Love your flowers and leaves and quilts together, it looks wonderful!

~Joan said...

Marcie,

I just love the quilt in the top right picture. I'm heading down to finish laundry and make one RIGHT NOW. I think I'll make one for my DH's MIL, SIL, and sister for Thanksgiving. We'll be meeting with them in Atlanta in a few weeks. I LOVE it.

~Joan

Anne said...

Marcie, what a generous thing to do. I'm always up for a new Christmas pattern. Love all your brown quilts. I may head to Michael's today for some fall color. LOL

bettsy said...

Wonderful! I'll be looking forward to it. I had a lot of fun with last year's - even though it isn't quite finished.... but it will be before I start the new one. Hugs.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Marcie I love, love, love your brown quilts. I'm gonna' make me some. :) And I've already started on Christmas - working on stockings. I'd love to see your new pattern. blessings, marlene

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

I love reading your Dad's blog. He is a nice man! Your mom's picture is lovely! Looking forward to your pattern :o)

Polly said...

your home always looks so nice. I love it! I love that picture of Grandma.

Janet said...

Your brown quilts are wonderful - thanks for sharing your pictures.
So kind of you to give us a free Christmas pattern and an early headstart on our gift making :)

sewprimitive karen said...

What a great photo of your mom. Incredible embroidery on Susan's site. Love your quilts and decorating, esp. the Dresden. Love your antique brown platter. And the jug that's on the two little quilts....what's that jug? It's cool.

Rebeccah Louise said...

I love that picture of grandma, I have it on my computer, too!
AND speaking of christmas and of gifts, how do you think grandpa would feel if i made him a cd or two?
i've been thinking about what i can afford and i think i can handle a few bucks, don't you?

Jeanne said...

I love your brown quilts! I'd love to see another free Christmas pattern even though I'm still behind on last year's. :-)

Quilt Hollow said...

Brown quilts...perfectly fitting and just love them!

Karen said...

Marcie, Just beautiful! I especially love the round Dresden plate table topper. Is that a commerical pattern? Standard table runners just don't fit my round table.

Will stop back soon.
Karen

Kim said...

Hey! I'm "featured" on your blog a couple posts back! Woo-hoo! I feel very special! And famous! And you know what? I was just thinking about the Happy Jacks quilt yesterday and wondering whether you were going to keep up the long-standing tradition of giving us a nice little Christmas project this year when what do I find? Yes! I think I must have been reading your mind, Marcie! Rest assured, though, that I won't post here all the other things I read in your mind, you naughty thing, you! ROFLOL! Seriously though, I love your Fall quilt photos. And the warty pumpkins are most wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

Libby said...

I am often accused of 'only making brown quilt.' There was a time that it bothered me a little because I see much more. Now when fall comes around and I see my home come to life with rich colors and cozy quilts, I know that it's really a compliment . . . even if it's not meant that way *s*

Karen said...

I have certainly enjoyed viewing your fall decorations.
And the piece with your mother's picture is awesome. Won't your dad like that!