Monday, November 11, 2013

"October Rain"


Here's my first fabric collage with stitching.  It finished at 21" x 24".




I used my free-motion foot and outlined everything with a neutral thread.




Then I big-stitched the background with perle 8 cotton.  
That's when I realized the name of this piece was "October Rain."





The stitching on the back makes an interesting design too!   


37 comments:

smazoochie said...

Yay! I love it!

em's scrapbag said...

I love this happy piece!

Brenda said...

it was great before and now it's even better. woo hoo for glue sticks and fun collages!

beth said...

wowsers! Seems to me you stitched that up FAST!

Jessica said...

Nifty, this is awesome! I love the rain stitches.

Nat Palaskas said...

Lovely and bright. It looks like a fun block to make - Love it! Nat

Rachaeldaisy said...

October Rain is the perfect name for this beautiful little quilt! Your stitches are the perfect touch and the backing you used is gorgeous too. I hope you have it hanging where it can be admired.

Sharon said...

Wow, that was speedy! Happy & bright quilt - very fun! That looks like a fun applique technique to try. Love your "rain" stitches - they really bring the quilt to life.

Stacey said...

This is so fun….how wonderful you got to spend time with Freddy, I have been a fan for ever :)

Paula Hensley Murphy said...

love, love, love this piece. I bought my glue stick, ready to work on mine.

Helen said...

Autumn is my favorite season and Mother Nature is bursting with tears of joy in this piece! I hope you will do a series...

Sujata Shah said...

Love this quilt LeeAnn!
I love the raw edge texture! Rain drops are fun! You make me want to run to the sewing room RIGHT NOW!

Margaret said...

Oh my, so pretty and joyful! Perfect title, too!

fiberchick said...

Gorgeous... Evocative of Freddy and Edrica worthy but LeeAnn inspired! You never disappoint:)

Barb said...

Love it! This is such a fun and colorful piece.
The big stitch is great and the name is perfect. Is the background linen? The texture is great.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Your quilting made this quilt perfect! I love the big stitch it adds to the whimsy of the quilt.

Kim said...

Ditto what Helen ( with perfect 20/20 vision) said!
So the FMQ quilting went easy? What a fun piece to remember your time with Freddy! Love it :0)

Happy sewing

Deborah said...

Just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. Love the free motion and the big stitching combo.

Lisa said...

So fun! You always are working on such great projects.

Karen said...

Fabulous!! Looks like you've been making them for a long time.

pandchintz said...

My that was quick work! Looks fabulous!!

Cathy Underhill said...

Absolutely beautiful and eye catching. Love the hand quilting lines too. Gorgeous. xo

Carla said...

Love, love, love! It's like a painting....and a gorgeous one!! The "rain" completes the perfectness!

Mcm said...

Great!

Nicky said...

It looks tree-mendous! Sorry!

Nicky said...

Tree-mendous!

Cynthia@aquilterbynight said...

Wow, what a totally fun thing to do and your results are so playful. I love it!

Tonya Ricucci said...

cute! and so quickly done - I bet that can be addicting.

Victoria said...

Fun and fearless should be your middle names - I adore your fearless approach to combining colors and pattern, and your fun approach to all that you create!
Super!

apiecefullife said...

Oh That is a great quilt!
On the subject of Perle thread: I recently tried "spagetti thread" and I love it.

audrey said...

This is just fabulous. My breath literally caught when I looked at your picture! Love the stitching, esp. the Perle Cotton. So much lovely texture--I am drooling.:)

roccagal said...

my fave part is the big stitch too! BUT I LUV IT ALL-SO EXUBERANT AND FROLICKING!!!

Quilter Kathy said...

Gorgeous! Love the textures of the fabrics and stitching!

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

The result is fantastic! I bought the glue stick! Just have to find time to start the project! This is beautiful inspiration.

Em said...

Amazing! Will you bring to Rebels so I can see it in person? It is so you!

Sharon said...

Love how colorful and happy this is. Perfect use of the perl cotton stitching!

Annemieke said...

A very happy one, love all the shapes, way of machine stitching and the big handstitches. This must be a very fun way to make a quilt.I knew Freddy tried this method from a book but I never tried it myself yet;)
Groetjes
Annemieke