Here in the midwest, it's beginning to look a lot like Autumn......
I'm always inspired by the colors all around me in October,
and this year is no exception!
The Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, near my home,
always has the cutest fall display,
perfect for family picture taking...
This year some creative genius made this adorable train from sticks and barrels!
I took the liberty of adding a little decor of my own to the scene....
The colors in my Hope Valley kaleidoscope quilt blend so perfectly
with the mums and pumpkins!
Hope Valley has been in the works for a year now, and I am more than excited
to have it finished. All of the fabrics are from Denyse Schmidt's Hope Valley line (thus the clever name!), except for the binding which is a Kaffe Fassett stripe. I made the blocks in a Quilt Along with Old Red Barn and Julie from Jaybird Quilts.
I found the perfect chartreuse solid at Hancock's for the backing and paired it with the leftovers from the front.
Angela Walters did the beautiful quilting. I told her to do anything that she wanted because I knew that I wouldn't be disappointed in any decision she made. She didn't let me down, quilting something different in every kaleidoscope block!
Angela's echo stitching around the little hexies on the border remind me of chrysanthemums, reinforcing the autumnal quality of the quilt.
Now I have another reason to love Fall!