Celebrating the joy that comes from jumping into a big pile of colorful leaves.
60 x 75
It's a finish!
(Pardon the blurry photos. I was dodging raindrops and trying to hurry.)
It all started a few years ago with a six inch Chunky Churn Dash swap with a fall theme.
You can also kind of see my free motion machine quilting on my DSM in this photo. I quilted tree branches with leaves horizontally across the quilt.
I assembled four Chunky Churn Dashes, some Flying Geese and a 3 inch Nine Patch into a 15 inch block and when I ran out of Chunky Churns I substituted some framed four patches in a couple of blocks.
Some alternate patterns emerged when the blocks were assembled into a top like four Chunky Churns bordered by Flying Geese with 9 Patch cornerstones or even some simple four patches.
Here you can see a little more of the leafy tree branch quilting. I used a scrappy binding.
The backing was a soft flannel sheet from the thrift store. I had to let the seams out a little bit in order for it to be big enough. I pieced together leftover batting for use in this quilt.
This will go into the donation/gift stash which is very low at the moment. When the time is right it will go to a new owner.
I participated in four Chunky Churn swaps in order to challenge myself to make quilts with different layouts. This was quilt number 3. The first two follow.
CCD #1 - The patriotic themed Chunky Churns were combined with snowballs and orphan blocks in a patriotic theme. It was a Quilt of Valor for my brother-in-law.
I have one more to go - floral Chunky Churns.