Quilt Décor to get ready for the change of seasons


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The weather here is beginning to change. Hazel is back at school and I feel fall coming. Do you decorate for the different seasons? Since September is National Sewing Month, I promised myself to share some of my sewing books that I need to review. Since all the sewing I have done is on the quilt that I reviewed last week (and making more masks for Hazel to go back to school), I decided to review one that I won't be actually making. Today I am going to share Wintertime Shimmer Quilt and Table Runner by Jennifer Sampou. Now I am not trying to rush the seasons. I love fall and am going to make some suggestions to change these patterns for different seasons. The photos however are from the book so they are about winter. I am not making these because my digital review copy did not come with the pattern pages so I don't actually have the patterns to try them.

This book has two shimmering winter projects in it. It has a 74.75-inch square quilt (you would need borders to make it full size) and a table runner. On the quilt there is a cardinal so you know I love it. Of course I would make it a female. Both the quilt and table runner have shimmering winter fabrics as a background with applique of trees, branches, and/or the cardinal on them. 

The quilt captures some of winter's beauty. The shimmer of the snow and the bright red of the cardinal against it. If you want to use the same solids as Jennifer did, she gives you the names of them and tells you the brand she used. However you could easily change the colors. Jennifer even suggests this in her book.

The quilt would be beautiful in fall colors as well as spring colors. Cardinals are around all year so the bird can stay in the center. What a versatile quilt!

Again, I could see the background in fall colors and the trees in browns and greys. It would look like a fall day as the leaves fall. Or perhaps with light greens and pastels in the background for the start of spring. How would you change them?

I have to admit the winter one is beautiful but I am sure it would be in other seasons as well. I hope you will check this book out. Plus share with me pictures of the crafts you have been making please!