October is here. Alongside mostly cooler days, I have spotted colour changes in the leaves here and there. I will soon be out and about a LOT more with my camera and paintbrushes, capturing the quintessential autumnal colours and enjoying not only my favourite seasons, also my most favourite festival – Halloween! After being homebound for close to six months during spring and summer due to severe allergies, I look forward to this every year with much excitement.
I have a few sewing projects to share with you that are made from my patterns –
The camera was made by Becky as a gift.
Kat made a bag for a secret Santa present using the Artist Paintbox pattern.
The first witch hat was made by Mary. She used dot-to-dot quilting for it, which I found to be so unique.
The second one was made by PumpkinHollowQuilts. She makes some of the best Halloween cross stitches and decorations.
They are all made from some of my favourite patterns, and I am delighted to be able to share them with you.
I made a Halloween-themed block from my Shattered Star pattern. I earnestly meant to quilt this block by now. Much to my chagrin, that is unfortunately not going to happen. I am going to turn this into a pillow.
Linking up with One Monthly Goal hosted by Patty! Great way to get those small or big finishes achieved.
Most of my things are still in boxes while we wait for a few home improvements. I did pack some of my drawing/painting supplies in a bag since I can pretty much sit anywhere and start to draw/paint. The only thing that could distract me is the call of the outside.
The woods around here will very soon start to display the most amazing autumnal colours. Mother Nature uses her Midas touch to transform the area into the most vibrant shades of gold and yellow. Even painting that transports me to a different world.
In the spirit of sharing some of my autumn dreams with you, Autumn Forest Walk is now available in my shop. If you are a tree-hugger (in the most literal sense) like me, you would probably enjoy having it around all year long as I do.
See you on Oct. 31st for Wandering Camera!
I am linking up with the linky parties on my Events And Links page. Please pay a visit to some of them.
Patty November 4, 2019 at 05:09
Love your painting! That block will make a great pillow! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.
Susan Mann October 28, 2019 at 09:14
Oh I love that painting. It looks very much like pointillism. Also love the witches hat x
BLOGitse October 27, 2019 at 09:17
Our colors are gone. snif. We saw first (wet) snowflakes today…
Have a good week ahead!
Cheryl Brickey October 26, 2019 at 14:30
I love love this painting! I just ordered it from Etsy :)
Sheryl October 26, 2019 at 06:15
Hi Soma oh I love your colourful Autumn painting,it’s so pretty and what wonderful projects that people have made from your designs ,hope you have a lovely weekend my friend xx
Tammie October 23, 2019 at 12:02
You captured the spirit of spring In your autumn forest, it is lovely.
Linda Calverley October 23, 2019 at 11:49
Love the trees painting, gorgeous autumn colours
Angie October 23, 2019 at 11:42
Soma – wonderful painting! I love orange shades, so this is right up my alley! Glad you can get out more now and enjoy nature!
betty - NZ October 22, 2019 at 18:06
What a wonderful recreation of nature!
Your post on ‘My Corner of the World’ is much appreciated!
Michelle October 22, 2019 at 13:14
Soma, Autumn Forest Walk is beautiful. And I love the Shattered Star block! I’m going to have to get a copy of the pattern. I feel you about the allergies. I’ve been through desensitization shots twice, because I developed new allergies. Sadly, while the shots worked well for most things I was allergic to, neither round dented my allergy to ragweed. I recently had steroid injections to get me through the worst of it. I will say this though, allergies are what pushed me to start quilting. I needed an inside hobby.
Lydia C. Lee October 22, 2019 at 12:47
That’s a really beauiful painting
Margy October 21, 2019 at 12:59
Love the colours in the forest walk painting. I remember Secret Santa from my years working in education, both at the schools and later in the district office. Such fun. – Margy
Denise October 21, 2019 at 07:57
Lovely painting. I just noticed the leaves turning this morning despite our unusually warm weather.
Courtney October 20, 2019 at 19:17
Autumn is my favorite time of year! I absolutely adore your painting. It is gorgeous. I love all your needlework as well. Beautiful work! Enjoy your time outside and your creative time as well. :)
Carol S. October 20, 2019 at 15:23
Your painting is gorgeous and totally captures the warm colors of Fall. Love those witch hats!
Sandra Walker October 19, 2019 at 17:48
Lovely eye candy here Soma! I love your turn of phrase about Mother Nature using her Midas touch to transform the leaves. I often think it’s like she’s icing the trees with orange and yellow and red icings with the way they turn here in southwest Ontario.
NatureFootstep PhotoArth October 19, 2019 at 14:06
Love your forest painting. Very nice. And good to see beautiful pattens in use.
Alycia Quilts October 19, 2019 at 13:22
Oh you have amazing projects going on – and your painting!! LOVE it – Hope you get to enjoy a lot of Fall color this year!
A ShutterBug Explores October 19, 2019 at 08:16
Beautiful autumn painting and gorgeous needlework ~ so talented ^_^
Happy Day to You,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
Valerie-Jael October 18, 2019 at 22:47
Your art and quilting pieces are all magnificent. I especially love the autumn walk, as this is such a special time for me. Happy PPF and have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie
Kim October 18, 2019 at 13:28
Your Autumn Forest Walk painting is beautiful, Soma. You truly have a glorious way with your paint and brushes. So happy for you that you will soon be out and about enjoying all that Mother Nature gifts you.
Anesha October 18, 2019 at 12:58
Wow, beautiful painting, love the colours.
Christine October 18, 2019 at 10:47
DecorCraftDesign October 18, 2019 at 08:19
Love your painting, the fall colors of the trees are amazing!
Linda Kunsman October 18, 2019 at 07:57
Love the autumn trees painting- so vibrant! The fabric art is just wonderful too. Glad you’re able to enjoy being outdoors without the pesky allergies to chase you in. Happy PPF!
Jean Marmo October 18, 2019 at 07:33
Your painting is stunning! You truly captured the colors and feel of fall! Lovely!!
Rain Frances October 18, 2019 at 07:18
Hi Soma :) Your forest walk piece is so vibrant and pretty! I love all of the colours and details :) Halloween is my favourite holiday too! I love it, those witch quilts are amazing! Thanks for sharing!
Maria October 18, 2019 at 06:48
Happy Friday! Lovely artwork! I love trees and autumn colours. So beautiful! Wishing you a beautiful weekend.
riitta k October 18, 2019 at 06:43
I love your colorful painting Soma! Also the Halloween witch’s hats look great. Wishing you a lovely weekend.
The Joyful Quilter October 18, 2019 at 05:19
Oh, how I wish I had a space to hang this in my home!!! I love the colors of Autumn and your painting seems to capture a sunbeam breaking thru the treetops. LOVE it!
Genevieve Gerrard October 18, 2019 at 03:56
Mary October 17, 2019 at 16:40
I love the colors of autumn! Your trees turned out so well with such pretty shading in the leaves. I can almost imagine myself lying underneath and looking upwards.
I thought about you when I hung my witch’s hat this year. I do love that pattern. Your block will make a spectacular pillow.
Enjoy your outings. I’ll be looking forward to your pictures.
Dixie October 17, 2019 at 15:22
Beautiful painting, Soma. So glad to hear you are out and about.
Nancy Myers October 17, 2019 at 14:33
Autumn is my favorite time of year with all the brilliant, vibrant colors and the ever changing sky and clouds. I think your watercolor, Autumn Forest Walk, is spectacular. You are so talented. Enjoy your time out of doors.
Kim October 17, 2019 at 13:04
Growing up in Oz, autumn was my favourite season, for several reasons. 1. My birthday is in autumn, 2. Finally the days start cooling down, and the humidity of summer drops, and 3. Where I grew up in Toowoomba, we had a lot of liquid amber trees along the main streets, so the season was full of colour.
Love your image of the trees turning colour, and glad you can finally get outdoors safely.
Jennifer Jilks October 17, 2019 at 06:18
Fall is the most colourful! Lovely work.
Tammy S Asad October 17, 2019 at 02:36
Beautiful painting. We don’t have such changes here in the desert. Waiting for cooler weather as it still hot and humid. I don’t have allergies but currently have a cold thanks to my husband. :/ It’s lovely to see how different the projects turn out according to fabric and color and the maker’s take on the pattern.
Lady Fi October 17, 2019 at 01:03
Wow! Your painting is beautiful!