October Colours – Autumn Forest Walk

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Purchase Halloween Witch Hat

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Purchase Autumn Forest Walk

 

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. 

 

 

 

Purchase Autumn Forest Walk

 

In the spirit of sharing some of my autumn dreams with you, Autumn Forest Walk is now available in my shop. It would be a lovely fall display and perfect for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday.  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.

 

To make things a little easier for the oncoming holiday season, I am doing free U.S. shipping on all of my paintings in my shop.  I am also happy to combine shipping charges for multiple international orders.

 

 

 

See you on Oct. 31st for Wandering Camera!

 

Happy October!
-Soma

 

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Witchy Stitchy Blog Hop – The Witch Tree

The Witch Tree Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

Welcome to the Witchy Stichy blog hop hosted by Carol.  We have very recently moved to a house which has some very old and very beautiful trees.  I think trees are quite magical.  Over the past couple of weeks, as I have been unpacking, I have been listening to them rustling in the wind and wondering what they are saying to each other, or perhaps whispering an idea of a story to me.

 

 

 

Witch Cauldron Watercolour Sennelier | Whims And Fancies

 

 

There is a forest where little witches live.  They are not the usual naughty witches you read about who stir up acrid potions in their cauldrons and harm others.  These witches take care of the forest and tend to the trees during the day.  While they do use their little cauldrons to make potions from the berries and herbs they collect, these are generally fortifying or healing potions.

 

 

The Witch Tree Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

 

That is why when you go to the forest during the daylight hours, you don’t see anything out of the ordinary.  However, if you were to venture deep inside the forest during the night, you would see the trees lit up by little pumpkins, inside which the witches live.

 

 

The Witch Tree Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

 

The witches have painted vines and leaves all over the inside walls.  Once they return home and lights are on, the semi-transparent walls look magical from outside.

 

 

The Witch Tree Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

 

The vines that grow around the trees shine silver when moonlight falls on them.

 

 

The Witch Tree Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

 

The witches have also added enchantments to the trunk of the tree so the tree is not burdened by them.  The tree lives a carefree life, hugging and protecting the witches and singing rustling songs to them, and the witches care for the trees and guard them with their magic and potions.

So begins my little story of the Witch Tree.

 

Time For A Little Giveaway

 

Halloween is my favourite holiday and as a paper piecing designers, I am excited about giving away these two patterns to 4 people.  My giveaways are for my followers only.  If you spread the word on social media, you get extra entries per mention.  Please make sure you follow me and leave a comment for each social media mention.  Last date to enter the giveaway is October 11th, 2019.

 

Giveaway has now ended.

 

Stay tuned for at least one more giveaway this month!

 

 

The Witch Tree Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

Purchase Witch Tree

 

As for the this piece, I paper pieced the tree.  Once I set the block on a canvas and added the pumpkins, I started doodling with my silver and gold pens, thinking of the little witches and their forest full of trees.

The Witch Tree is now available in my shop if you wish to make one for yourself.  You can replace the pumpkins with flowers, leaves, fruits or any other embelishment your heart desires.

 

 

Carol from Just Let Me Quilt  hosts some of the best blog hops.   Thanks, Carol!!  

It not only gave me a much-needed break from the mayhem of moving, now I also have a Halloween wall art for our new home.  I am glad to have this as my very first project made in this home.  Off to a good creative start, I think.

 

 

Witchy Stitchy Blog Hop

 

A full list of the bog hoppers on Just Let Me Quilt

 

Here are a few of the lovely ladies who I am sharing my day with –

Creatin’ in the Sticks

Songbird Designs

For The Love Of Geese

Quilted Delights

Kathleen McMusing

Quilts By Joanne

Whims And Fancies – That’s me!

Janie G. – Hosted at Just Let Me Quilt

 

 

 

Have fun blog hopping!

-Soma

 

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