And I wanted to design a quilt that captures the fall of leaves falling in autumn. After going round in round in circles with more complicated designs, it occurred to me that a checkerboard postage stamp quilt would show these colours beautifully.
The quilt is quicker to put together than you'd think because it's strip pieced but nevertheless you do need to keep quite a close eye on which fabric goes where - it's easy to lose track...I bound with the same Oakshott colourshott sand as I used for the background because I wanted the binding to fade into the background of the quilt rather than framing it too strongly.
And finally I quilted a diagonal cross hatch in the coloured squares using a cream Aurifil 50wt. Sometimes I think I ought to branch out in my quilting but, each time I try, it looks rubbish and I like the simplicity and uniformity of a cross hatch or straight line quilt.
This will be available as a free pattern kit from Oakshott when you buy the autumn fat 8th pack and I'd love to see it if you make it!