Thursday, July 19, 2018

~ Autumn Memories ~ Autumn Love ~

Howdy Sweet Quilting Friends!  While summer is in full swing I can't help but long for the cooler days of Autumn.  The farmers around us are bailing hay and the corn in the fields is starting to show the first signs of drying.  It won't be long until we're roasting marshmallows and gearing up for the end of the year holiday parade.  This year I'm trying to stay a step of ahead of the holiday rush.  When I saw the new line of fabric Autumn Love  by Riley Blake the quilty wheels started turning. Thank you Riley Blake for allowing me to work with new line!
 My newest quilt pattern Autumn Memories.

 Autumn Memories was so much fun to make and just as fun to photograph.  She measures about 61 x 71, the perfect size to take along on hay ride or to toss over the back of the couch.

As you know, I've a new found love of the little red truck on my quilts. It  could be because until recently I was the owner of an older red truck.  My ole truck was sold last year but we had about 10 years of fond memories together.  The applique was made using Heat N Bond lite and a straight stitch around the edge of the applique to hold in place.  Templates and Applique placement  sheets are included in the pattern.

The star block is a variation of the Rolling Star block that I've named Bailing Hay Block.   

Here's the original block that I made a few years ago.

The scrappy border and binding is made from the leftovers of the fat quarter bundle and the backing is a Lori Holt Bee Backing and Borders.  You can purchase the Autumn Love Bundle here.  And the Bee Backing here.

 A big thank you to Judy Willis Stanton for use of her old red barn you see in the picture below.

And to Wallace Farms that makes many appearances in my photos.

You can find this quilt pattern on Etsy as a PDF download or a Mailed pattern.

~ Lea Anne ~

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  1. Beautiful, Lea Anne! I'm fond of the old vehicles myself. Love the design and the fabrics!

  2. It's a very fun quilt. Who doesn't love an old red farm truck. My grandfather was a farmer, his old truck was blue, but there are a lot of happy memories of riding to town to get bubble gum.


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