It started with some fabrics in lovely fall colors that I stacked and whacked and stitched back together. I particularly like the gray shirting piece and the rough off-white hand-spun looking pieces with the commercially printed pieces.
|about 35 inches square|
Next was the insertion of a black and white piece. Just a touch of black and white to ground it. And all the pieces were sewn together.
Finally I started quilting: layered with soft cotton flannel batting and a tone on tone rich brown for the back. The machine stitching is done in parallel lines at different angles. This left good-sized swaths for hand-quilting.
Lots of hand-quilting. Because I wondered how it would be to hand-quilt with just the seed stitch.
It's cold here now as in most of the US. Unseasonably cold. The colors of fall are disappearing and the brown branches of winter are taking over. Brown is my favorite color today.