My sister stopped by for a visit yesterday morning, and we took our coffee out on the deck. It was a bit cool, so we wrapped ourselves in quilts. I looked up into the ash tree, which has been raining leaves this past week. Before they're all gone—and it won't be long—I grabbed my camera for a few shots.
Blue and yellow...a favorite color combination.
And looking left, my neighbor's maple tree was a gorgeous burnt orange.
This was yesterday. I should have taken one today for comparison. About a third of the leaves blew away on the breeze today.
I finished the second scrap mini yesterday. It's a perfect mug rug size.
Again with the loopy quilting. This time I wanted to test out a variegated Sulky thread. It's actually a machine embroidery thread, but I picked it up on sale at Joann last month with this quilt in mind.
Now that I know it seems to work okay, I will go ahead and use it for that quilt.
Here is the back. I used up most of that vintage-y apple fabric. Maybe just a strip or two left for the scrap drawers.
Sharing a song with you today, too. I had three in mind, but so as not to overwhelm, I picked just one. I've always been a fan of Brent Smith, the lead vocalist. He seems in fine form, physically and vocally, this year.