I completed my Wheels quilt. It's hard to see because it is hanging in my hall and the lighting is very poor. But, it looks terrific. The wheels are a little wonky with less than perfect circles and uncentered centers. But, I wanted it to look kind of folksy.
I big stitched around the pieces in the wheel. And at the edge you can see the shadow of the turned under portion of the cheddar fabric. I didn't like the look. . .
So, I decided to do red cross stitches all the way around the each circle to cover it up.
I think it turned out really cute and adds another layer of interest to the quilt. I wanted a quilt to hang in this specific spot last year and all I got done was the top. But, it's done in time for this year's display and I will enjoy it all fall.
A Kawandi is quilted from the outside in, placing the scrap of fabric down as you need to fill in a space.
It was a fun to learn this new technique created by the Siddi people of India. I'm not sure I would want to make a full size quilt using this method but I've got a big bag of scraps so anything is possible.
The garden is slowing down which means the canning is also. The apples are finally ripe and will be harvested soon. We have a Golden Delicious tree and a Granny Smith tree. The Golden was drastically pruned back last year to build a treehouse so the apple harvest will be minimal. The Granny Smith tree is a dwarf so it hasn't produced an overabundance either. It's just right for my DH and I.
Enjoy your Autumn wherever you live,