Monday, September 29, 2014

An Autumn Sun Quilt : :

An Autumn Sun Quilt -- Kinzua Bridge

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!

Autumn from Kinzua Bridge

An Autumn Sun Quilt

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!

An 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!  

An Autumn Sun Quilt

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!

An Autumn Sun Quilt, backing in Fly By Night

It's a gorgeous amount of my most favorite Sweet As Honey print, Fly By Night!

Fly By Night backing

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!!

Autumn Sun loops!

An Autumn Sun Quilt -- Kinzua Bridge

For the binding I chose to finish with another Sweet As Honey print, Bed of Daisies in Nutmeg!

Bed of Daisy binding


An Autumn Sun Quilt binding



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

53 comments:

  1. Love this! The scenery is so gorgeous as well!

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  2. My gosh this is stunning! Amazing pictures!

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  3. Your photos are amazing! I especially like the perspective in the one of the steel girders/support system. I love the way you find beauty all around you.

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  4. I am impressed that you can make such a gorgeous quilt out of such a simple block. Even I can do this! Inspiring! Thank you

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  5. Beautiful quilt, the colors are just perfect.

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  6. Your quilt is just amazing! Fall colors are the best! I will be enjoying my last Tenn Fall but I am still anticipating the most beautiful season here.

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  7. Beautiful quilt but the bridge gives me vertigo just looking at it

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  8. Some of these photos look like they were dangerous to take! After a second scroll through I noticed what looks like a little boy with a red shirt on climbing one of the bridge support towers!! One of yours? Either way, these photos are stunning, as is your quilt. You are a true artist!

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  9. What a beautiful quilt and scenery!

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  10. Your quilt is beautiful! And the pictures with the amazing bridge and all changing colors of fall are great. I'll say you are not biased, the area seems beautiful.

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  11. Way to go! Love this and the location. Great finish

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  12. These pictures are every bit as stunning as your quilt!!!

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  13. wow the scenery is awesome. and your quilt is gorgeous as always. thanks for sharing.

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  14. It's lovely. Brown is an unusual choice but you do it justice. What size are the squares?
    sandravwoods@hotmail.com

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  15. Fabulous pictures!!! You do live in a lovely area with stunning scenery!! You quilt is perfectly named as Autumn Sun - absolutely my favorite autumn quilt ever!!!

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  16. OMGoodness. This quilt is calling to me - what an amazing pattern, in seriously fabulous colours. And as usual, staying true to you - I love that you have this ability - it is never a question if it is yours, what a wonderful quality to posses as an artist!

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  17. The quilt and the setting are truly stunning! The fall colours- wow!
    Lise-Lotte
    partygreen.ca

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  18. Awesome, awesome pictures!!!!! Gorgeous location! Love the quilt!

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  19. Great fall colors, beautiful quilt. Love the scenery!

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  20. My husband and I also enjoy our trips to Kinzua, so I especially appreciate the beautiful scenery as a backdrop to your gorgeous quilt. We are about two and a half hours south, our leaves have just started to turn. Lovely photos!

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  21. That is SO beautiful and really does fit the season. You do such awesome work! Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Wonderful fall quilt and the photos are amazing as usual. We don't quite have the same fall colors here in Colorado.

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  23. A cheerful quilt that reminds of the crispness of a bright fall day! The scenery is breathtaking! Someday I want to see autumn on the east coast!

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  24. Love so much about this one! What beautiful use of color, and I agree - perfect quilting for it!

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  25. Stunning photos and quilt. I particularly like the one of the quilt on the bridge with the colours of the trees behind.

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  26. love, love, love - thanks for sharing

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  27. I also follow u on Facebook :-)

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  28. Love this quilt and the Fall scenery. Thanks for sharing. Dot in Ohio

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  29. This is such a satisfying quilt to look at. My favorite season is autumn, and anything in fall colors is a WINNER to me - and this quilt definitely is gorgeous!!

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  30. Beautiful quilt! But yikes, no thank you on walking out on that bridge! I'm enjoying the view on my computer just fine from my desk chair!

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  31. Wow, Maureen! What a great quilt! I'm not a fan of earthy colors but you might just change my mind. ;)

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  32. Lovely finish! Those Autumn colours must be so inspiring :)

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  33. i really love this quilt. It really does justice to these amazing autumn colors.

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  34. The quilt is beautiful and i LOVE the pictures you took.
    KATRIN W.

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  35. A gorgeous place to showcase your quilt.

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  36. It's a beautiful location, although I'm not sure I would want to walk to the end of that and look down into the abyss o.O

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  37. So lovely and bright. the binding is beautiful and suits the quilt very well, as does the loopy quilting.

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