It's no secret that I love this area of ours. Having spent most of my life here, I may be a little biased, but I do think it's a really wonderful place to live, to raise families, and for taking pictures of finished quilts, ahem! So, naturally, when we headed to Kane, Pennsylvania for a soccer game yesterday I jumped at the chance to bring my newest quilt finish to nearby Kinzua Bridge for picture taking! If you're not a local, the Kinzua Bridge is located in McKean County, was once known as the longest and tallest railroad structure in the world, was partially destroyed by a tornado in 2003, and in 2011 was reinvented as a new pedestrian walkway where visitors can stroll 600 feet out on the remaining support towers, peer miles out into the Kinzua Gorge, as well as look down into the partial glass platform at the end of the walkway! If you are a local, you know the story, that there's always something new for you to discover there, and that it happens to be one of the best spots around to enjoy the beautiful mountain foliage this time of year!
This quilt was inspired by the colorful September landscape of goldenrod and sunflower fields. The medley of yellow, orange, and brown in my scrappy hourglass pattern reminded me of a sunbeam immediately upon layout, and so I quickly dubbed this one my Autumn Sun Quilt!
It came together fast using the super quick hourglass block making method I use to create my favorite pillows that I share in issue 8 of Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine, and is made up of mostly Bonnie Christine collections and what Art Gallery Fabrics blenders I could find in my stash keeping this cheery, sunny palette!
I couldn't get a backing shot that does this print a justice, so I decided to share my favorite dreamy photo of it sailing in the wind!
It's a gorgeous amount of my most favorite Sweet As Honey print, Fly By Night!
I chose to have this one long arm quilted by Sew Shabby Quilting Melissa with some large, fun loops! She always does such an amazing job!!
For the binding I chose to finish with another Sweet As Honey print, Bed of Daisies in Nutmeg!
I'm hoping for continued Fall exploring with the family & with a few more quilt finishes before this favorite, fleeting season of mine comes to an end!
Happy quilting! ♥ Maureen