Saturday, August 3, 2013

The Big Reveal

Hello Everyone,
 
This quilt was always in the back of my mind, on the sketchbook, just waiting to come alive.  It practically designed itself while I held the mechanical pencil first and then an applique needle.
 

This scarecrow isn't going to scare anything away.  He's so friendly and invites the crows to his farm.  His outfit still reminds me of an old smoking jacket....not one of my better ideas! 


The fabric for the top of the acorn was perfect from the very beginning.


The sunflower looks like it's blowing in the breeze.


The geese are circling the farm just waiting to fly south.


I would like to have this basket of goodies on my table at Thanksgiving.


I put the two strips on the top section for cross-hatching when I put this on the long arm.


The barn is my favorite block of the whole quilt.  Putting the pumpkin advertisement on the side was Mr. Joe's idea.  I think he's a keeper and I listen to his suggestions......sometimes.


My mother gave me a blue bird of happiness a long time ago.  It sits happily here in the basket of flowers.


Plaids, plaids and more plaids.  I could name this quilt The Plaid Farm.


There you have it......my Harvest of Hope.  Hope for the future while reflecting on the past.  As we go about our days and weeks, we are all harvesting hope in our lives by planting seeds of happiness, giving smiles along the way, a hug here and there, and spreading encouragement to help each other grow and prosper.

You haven't seen the last of this quilt.  Next week I'll be posting pictures of the quilting process.  I need to have this completely finished by August 15th for the Preview Party for In Between Stitches. I'll quilt by day and write the pattern directions by moonlight so you can make a Harvest of Hope.

Soon,
Lynn

24 comments:

  1. Perfection...right down to Mr Scarecrows smoking jacket...is his first name Joe? I failed at my challenge to get some srirches into CC before you revealed...but I did get some stitches into a Hocuspocusville block last night with my witchy feeties up! I guess we're all ready for cooler temps and a colorful autumn!

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  3. Spectacular! I love Harvest of Hope!

    The scarecrow's coat looks like grandma's wool housecoat. Rather cozy. I like it.

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  4. What a Amazing Quilt !!! The Scarecrow is Adorable !You did it again Lynn :-D

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  5. Stunning, Lynn!!!!! I love everything about this quilt!!! The barn is fantastic. I love the roof that is my favorite BUT Mr. Scarecrow is my favorite!!! Probably because of his "smoking jacket"!!! Seriously, I will refer to him as "Hef" from now on!! Once your quilt goes on tour, I wouldn't be surprised if you start finding buxom blondes congregating around it!! :-)
    Amazing work!!!

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  6. Lynn, what a fantastic quilt. Looks wonderful.
    Greetings Grit

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  7. Well you just made my day, Lynn! Only you would have such a classy scarecrow with a smoking jacket! Isn't it great when our hubbies lend us some of their great ideas? Now I sit with baited breath and wait for the quilting. I hope you have a full moon for your pattern writing!
    Cheers!

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  8. Lynn it looks absolutely lovely and inspiring for the season just around the corner.

    Would you be willing to share some of your sketch book images with us to see how it progressed?

    Have fun quilting this beauty. Enjoy it for many years.

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  9. Another beautiful creation, Lynn! Your selection of fabric to "paint" each part of your quilt is perfect! This pattern will fly off the shelves! This may even get me motivated to try applique.

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  10. Oh Lynn, it is so wonderful!! I'm not usually "make it just like the pattern person" but I really really like this one! It really does invoke Hope!!

    Blessings

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  11. Lynn, this is fabulous! The quilt is exquisite. You sure have a lot of creativity running through your veins! Way to go!

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  12. Absolutely beautiful. I'm in awe of the amount of time and talent you have.

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  13. So pretty! Puts me in the mood for Autumn. I love the sunflower and the barn and the scarecrow. Oh, I just love it all! Would you mind sharing what fabric you used for the cornucopia? It's perfect for a pattern I'm working on that features a basket.

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  14. Your dialogue really makes the quilt come to life! I'm just loving it!

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  15. There really is nothing I can say that hasn't already been said. I'm looking forward to following the quilting process now.

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  16. I look forward to seeing how you quilt this!
    Great job!

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  17. Wonderful! Look forward to seeing how you quilt it up. I am getting in a Fall mood these days!
    Lola

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  18. This quilt is so flipping darling.....Fall is my favorite time of the year....I love the sunflower square.....I'm growing some right now and I have no flowers I'm worried, but everyone tells me that it takes a long time.....So I guess I need to be patient.....

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  19. It's absolutely beautiful and makes me feel all warm and fuzzy!! You have such a creative spirit and I appreciate your talented gift! I look forward to the quilting on this lovely quilt!

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  20. Wow! Did you design all those elements?? How fun! Can't wait to see how you quilt it.

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