It’s Finished!

Autumn Pathways is completely finished and on its way to its debut show, the Northwest Quilting Expo in Portland, Oregon, September 20-22, 2012!I took this photo in my studio just after I finished over 40 hours of beading.

Autumn Pathways, September 7, 2012

Remember you can click on the image to see it larger. There are approximately 10,000 beads on the quilt

Here are a few closeups so you can see what I’ve been doing:

Shows the beading on the feather border

Closeup of the bead clusters

Leaf vine, with each leaf beaded through the center

My favorite fern spiral

This is my favorite of the falling leaves. The color variations look just as I wanted them!

I’m estimating the total number of time spent on this project at around 300 hours.  It is easily the most intense piece I’ve ever worked on, and I’m very pleased with the results.  After Northwest Quilting Expo, Autumn Pathways will be shown at the Emerald Valley Quilters show, “Legacies In Thread,” September 29-30, and then MQX West (Machine Quilters Exposition), also in Portland, October 17-20, 2012.  I’ll let you know what happens in those events.

IN THE MEANTIME, I am working on another piece that will be submitted for the Small Quilt Auction at the Legacies in Thread show.  The auction will be Saturday, September 29, at 1:00 pm.  If you’re local to the Eugene, Oregon area, come see what our members have to offer.  There are always wonderful pieces to purchase!

Thanks for reading!



  1. September 7, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Fabulous…as usual!

  2. September 7, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    That is beautiful, Robin! Love the detail work!!

  3. Jenny Bonynge said,

    September 7, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Colorful and elegant! Job well done Robin…

  4. Monty said,

    September 7, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    I’m speechless. It’s beautiful!

  5. Mickie said,

    September 8, 2012 at 5:26 am

    Wow Robin!!! so glad it’s in our show…….so I can see it in person 😉 great job

  6. Chris Vanderlinde said,

    September 8, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Your work just keeps getting better and better!

    • September 8, 2012 at 3:12 pm

      Thank you so much! At one point while I was painting the quilt I thought, “I’m doing art!” Both terrifying and satisfying…

  7. Laura Harmon said,

    September 16, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Robin, Your work is gorgeous, beautiful, comforting!! I wish I could hang it in the gallery. Thanks for putting it on the net so more can see your work.

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