Fall decorating

000_0002-001.jpgWe are slowly slowly getting back into the den areas of the house.  So I thought I’d share some of my fall decorating.  This is a table runner I made this year – it was in a magazine this summer – I made it at our guild beach retreat.  It is adorning my den.  The new slipcovers are here but I haven’t had a chance to get them on yet.  You can see the new hard wood floors pretty nicely in the picture, too. 

000_0003-002.jpg Here is a shot of the coffee table in the Ref’s den.  The quilt is the first quilt I made in a beginning quilting class over ten years ago.  The pumpkins were made by Sheila – she gave them to me yesterday at TTT.  The big one has a roll of paper towels inside and the smaller ones have a roll of toilet tissue.  The body of the pumpkin is just fabric wrapped around and poked inside.  It is held by the stem which is fabric rolled up.  But the cool cool cool thing about these pumpkins are the leaves and vines.  They were done in Viking Embroidery Club at Sew n Sew, a quilt shop in Summerville, SC where Sheila is employed.  The vines are brown chenille stems and have been couched to the leaves. 

And we are finally to get some cool weather starting tomorrow!  YEAH!!

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carolinian in Texas
    Oct 10, 2007 @ 14:31:31

    KK…your floor looks great. I know you are glad to be “settling” back in. I love the pumpkins….do you think Shiela will share the directions? Our quilt show is this weekend. The Duck’s SC quilt is entered and ready to go. Yippee…can’t wait.

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  2. KK
    Oct 10, 2007 @ 17:20:54

    Let us know how the show turns out – wouldn’t a ribbon be wonderful?

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  3. Sheila Moore
    Oct 10, 2007 @ 21:12:54

    I would be happy to share the directions. You cover the toilet paper witha fat quarter of fabric, you fold a fat eighth in half like a hot dog and roll it up to make the stem. The tall pumpkin is a roll of paper towels, you will need one half yard to cover that. If you have an embroidery machine, go to http://www.husqvarnaviking.com, go to free designs and download the leaf design by Kirsten Widell.It is like a red work outline design. Hoop up two pieces of green fabric with batting in the center and embroider the leaves. Cut out about one eighth inch away from the stitching. Couch the leaves onto the ends of brown chenille stems. Fold the stem in half and stick the fold down in beside the stem.Make two curly-cues by wrapping the chenille stems around your finger and putting one end in beside the stem. If you don’t have an embroidery machine, you can cut the leaves from felt and follow the above instructions. Let me know if you have any questions. By the way, did Callie miss the posse today? Sheila

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  4. KK
    Oct 11, 2007 @ 10:32:55

    New pictures of Callie coming soon – tomorrow probably!

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