celebrate {Fall} colors


i've always wanted to make one of these circles...


and i also wanted to make something to contribute to Rachel's Celebrate Color for Fall.

so here it is.

i'll admit, fall colors are a bit of a stretch for me.

i just made a little rule for myself.  EVERY piece came from my scrap pile.  i just pulled out any scrap, looked at it, decided if it looked 'fallish', and if it did, i added it.

so i'm not sure if this is my idea of fall colors, or my scrap pile's idea of fall colors...


only one problem i must confess.  i went happily round and round, quilting in tiny circles, and in the end, this crazy thing will. not. lie. flat.  i have to pin it tightly to the wall.  next time i will alternate the direction i quilt the circles.  lesson learned.

52 comments:

  1. This is a lovely interpretation of fall colors...without having acorns everywhere ;)

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  2. oh wow, this is so amazing. I love that you used your scraps only. the background fabrics are amazing choices, they fit perfectly. :)

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  3. I love that! The quilting is really neat.

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  4. Oh, I absolutely LOVE it. It looks gorgeous!!

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  5. This is gorgeous! I think you have the home decor prize in the bag!

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  6. I absolutely LOVE this - it is so original! And the contrasting fabrics in the 'white' area is so striking. Perfect.

    Heather

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  7. It's beautiful! Have you tried blocking it to help it lie flat? Mind you, one of my wall hangings is nailed to the wall so maybe I need to take my own advice!

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  8. So lovely! I've wanted to make one of those circles forever. I like your idea of the fall colors - I tend to think in brights only, but fall colors are so warm and comfortable. Love the owls :)

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  9. A-ma-zing! I really love this quilt, and I think your corner fabrics really set it off perfectly. Stunning work :)

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  10. This piece is speciall! Lovely owles!

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  11. i love your quilt; i love the dicotomy of the words against the floral patterns ... it's simply gorgeous and i'm going to pin it on pinterest .... darlene

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  12. A great piece of art--truly enjoying your blog and aesthetic!

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  13. Stunning! I, too, really love the alternate fabrics in opposing corners. Just beautiful.

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  14. Oh wow!!! Love it!! It's beautiful!!!!

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  15. Wow! Wow!! And thrice WOW!!!
    It's totally gorgeous.... wish it were mine!

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  16. Oh MY Goodness. This is completely, spectacular. WOW. Jolene, you amaze me!

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  17. I love this!!!
    (I adore the Dick&Jane fabric. I bought that whole line of stuff from Fabricland awhile back.)
    Looks fallish to me :)

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  18. Completely perfect. I absolutely love it.

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  19. who cares about lying flat - this is scrummy!

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  20. I love it! It is really beautiful! :-) Since you chose the fabrics in the scrap pile, I guess you are safe with taking all the colour credit! :-)

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  21. yes, I agree with the above comments. beautiful, amazing and I, too, love it!
    Thank you for continuing to share your work.

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  22. I just love it! The circle colors with the text and owl fabrics in the opposite corners. Nice!

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  23. This is absolutely gorgeous. I definitely think the colors say "fall"!

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  24. Wow, me too, I've wanted to make one as well. Love the colors and the word fabrics!

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  25. Your colors are definitely fallish! Love the prints you used in the two corners!
    I have been contemplating quilting one of my quilts in concentric circles. I am hesitant about doing it by machine. I've never done it before. Was this your first time? It looks great.

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  26. its my idea of fall colors and I love it, pinning it know :)
    -annabelle

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  27. WOW! It is so amazing. I love it. I love the colors, the scrappiness of it, your quilting. Great job! Really great!

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  28. i made this a few years ago with polka dots...love your fabric choices! ps i am from alberta

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  29. So beautiful! I love the background fabrics too. Where are the owls from?

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  30. I seriously love this! I pinned it right away!

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  31. Oh, I love it! I did a scrappy one for my entrant too! http://tickleandhide.blogspot.com/2011/09/to-lavender-bare-feet-and-picnics-at.html

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  32. gorgeous! i wish i was talented in the quilting department :)

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  33. Just seen that you won your Celebrate Colour category - congratulations!

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  34. Congratulations on winning at the Celebrate Colour! I almost feel as if I won myself since I vote for your quilt. It is so lovely - the colours, the quilt lines and the fabrics you used for background - perfect.

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  35. Definitely fall! Definitely amazing and well done!

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  36. That is beautiful!! So artistic, I love it.
    : )
    ~Monika
    in Saskatoon

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  37. I absolutely just love this! So beautiful & fall like! I love that owl fabric too! Can I ask what line that is (if you remember :)?

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  38. Gorgeous! I am working on this same pattern, but using lots of my bright scraps. I haven't yet tried to sew the arcs together though.

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  39. Yay! I just saw your quilt on SewMamaSew and wanted to see a closer view of it. I love it! Congrats on the recognition.

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  40. hi Jolene! did you use a pattern for this? thank you!!

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