I'm really enjoying fall this year. I've driven down to Amish country twice in the last few weeks. Outside of Vermont, I think it's the most picturesque place to enjoy autumn. I got our pumpkins there.
And our mums. The trees in our neighborhood are actually just a little past peak color now. A lot of leaves came down in some windy rain a few days ago. Today was gorgeous, though, sunny and 70°. I relish every day before the eventual arrival of you-know-what.
BH&G American Patchwork & Quilting, October 2012 issue
For some reason, this year the seasonal magazine articles and projects are really grabbing my attention. American Patchwork & Quilting has a wonderful article featuring Betsy Chutchian and her Halloween decorating with quilts. There are so many great little pieces in the photos accompanying the article, I bought the issue and have studies it numerous times.
Quiltmania No. 91, Sept/Oct 2012, cover photo
I love this Jo Morton quilt, named Baby Emma, which is featured on the cover of the current issue of Quiltmania. I entertained the possibility of making one, but I'm not much of a pattern person and I'm already neck deep in the Lollipop project. (Among others.)
Those magazines were like an itch that needed to be scratched, however, and on the weekend I pulled a bunch of seasonally colored prints, just for the fun of it. Hmmm.
Once I started making little baskets, with no plan in mind, I veered a bit from the Halloween-y colors, assembling one after another in blacks, grays and cheddars. And now I'm running in to prep a bunch of handles to appliqué during the debate tonight.
That is, if my hands are not immersed in a big bowl of buttered popcorn. Let the show begin!