I took my own advice and kept the fall fabrics on my desk to do the letter P. As any quilter will tell you, once you start a stash of fat quarters (or even entire bolts), no matter how much of it you use to make no matter how many quilts, the stash will mysteriously grow – most likely at night when strange things happen in the house. (True story: The other day I opened a pre-washed fold of fabric that was clearly tagged, by me, to be one yard even. But when I measured it for the project, it was two yards! Mistake? Gift from the JoAnns? Pre-senile dementia? Or spontaneous textile transmutation?)
The pumpkin is painted directly onto the fabric, and the three layers are 100% cotton chosen for their “frayability.” The foundation fabric is yet another mystery as I neglected to look at the composition when I bought it.
It’s like a felt or ultrasuade, quite thick, and the design which is deeply embossed and complex made me swoon with ideas. I bought 1/3 yard recently at Hobby Lobby. (Did you know that Hobby Lobby carries Northcott fabrics … “Cottons that feel like silk”? Well they do, and if you use your coupon, a rarity in a quilt shop, you can save serious money on seriously beautiful fabrics.) But I digress.
The leaves are embroidered recycled wool felt, embellished with simple machine stitching. I designed this page for the simplicity of it; to let the fabrics do the talking. I like what they say: It’s almost fall. The weather is changing. The gardens will sleep. AND, the crisp night air is on its way. Listen for the crow.