Monday, October 20, 2014

Following the light

Hi ya! How was your weekend? Mine was wonderful! It was a weekend of quilting. I went to a guild event, more on that next Monday and spent the weekend finishing up the piecing of my PHD (project half done).


The setting sun was so beautiful that I decided to photograph this quilt top outside. My fence seemed to be a perfect spot. I have had the blocks for this quilt since 2005! It's for my best friend, Beth. Thank goodness she doesn't redecorate her house that often. I haven't made a pieced quilt in years so it was fun to work on this for a change although it was also difficult as I'm not very good a "scrappy" quilts. I think it turned out okay and I know Beth will like it. That's all that matters. It's heading to the long arm quilter on Tuesday.


After I photographed my quilt, I got sidetracked in the yard by my little apple tree. Again, I loved the look of the setting sun against the red of the apples and green of the leaves. This is my most favorite time of year.



As I entered my house through the "friend" door, I stopped to turn on my willow lantern. I love how this lantern looks here and the shadows it creates on the wall. I think it is a warm, cozy welcome to all my friends.

Light, love and hugs to you,
Michelle, the Bunnies and Sabrina too

18 comments:

Jeanette said...

The quilt is gorgeous. Love those apples & the lantern. Hugs, xx

Vroomans' Quilts said...

A lovely quilt and good for you in finishing it up after all this time - it was waiting for that perfect moment. Love the sweet friends entrance.

Kaisievic said...

Gorgeous quilt, I am sure that Beth will love it. I adore your willow lamp, it is so pretty.

Christine M said...

Your quilt looks great, Shell. I love your willow lantern.

Thoeria said...

Gorgeous quilt! And your lantern certainly adds character :) Love it!

Lesley said...

Beautiful quilt! Love seeing the pics of your property and your welcoming friends entryway.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

How I'd love to enter through that "friend" door...I know I'd be enchanted the moment I walked in.

SHELL, that quilt on your picket fence and the setting sun...WOW! And I agree with you; this is my favorite time of year as nature and humans try to settle into a state of repose, comfort, handwork and just rejoicing in the spectacle that the earth is putting on for us. ENJOY it my friend!

Allie said...

Oh my that is the perfect spot for photographing a quilt - and it's a beauty, Shell!! Well done and I know your friend will love it! I love this time of year too, although our days have turned dark and damp - raining again today - no taking pics outside for me, lol. Love your little willow lantern.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

I never ever tire of your outside photos...you live in heaven, Shell. x

krislovesfabric said...

Much much better than ok, this is a beauty of a quilt :) Love the photograph on your fence!

Anna said...

Your friend is so blessed! I always enjoy the little peeks in your house! So homey :)

tink's mom said...

Congrats on the finish. Very pretty quilt and a lovely gift. The shadows from the willow lamp are wonderful.

Quilt Hollow said...

Wow...such a pretty top...it reminds me of yummy raspberries.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Your quilt is stunning Michelle, lucky lucky Beth! You appear to have a bumper crop of apples and love your willow lantern, very pretty!

Rabbits' Guy said...

That's a beautiful quilt!

I bought two local raffle tickets for an "Estuary" themed quilt - drawing in early December. Let you know if I get it!

Crafty Green Poet said...

What a gorgeous quilt! And the apples look wonderful in the low light!

Gai Butler said...

Beautiful quilt Michelle, your friend will love snuggling up with it.

jsews said...

Such a fun house to visit and love the outdoor pictures - beautiful! I LOVE that lantern. . .