I have always loved the month of October. In the United States, deciduous trees change color and firey gold leaves come tumbling down on rifs of crisp air. The poplars and alders in the gorge turn into torches scattered along the cliffs. High in the Andes Mountains, where I live in Cuenca, Ecuador, the weather turns a little warmer with hot sun mid day and chilly nights. Many flowers bloom all year long here. Hummingbirds and finches are nesting again in our garden. It is a fabulous month!
I have been working to complete a large lap quilt I call Mud Slide due to the earthy color scheme. I am machine quilting each block now. I am about half through machine quilting. Whew – it is a lot of work!
I have been using some metalic threads, taking my time, improving my technique, making mistakes, learning…always learning.
A feathered star stitch in the center of each flower anchors the 4.5″ squares.
THE CHICKENS ARE COMING!!
And here is the first “square in a square” 12 inch block laid on two different fabrics to audition sashing fabric.
What do you like about October?
Do you have a favorite geographic spot you visit at diffrent times of the year?