Saturday, 2 November 2019

People's Choice SAL - Autumnal Colours

Hello all!

It's the first Saturday of the month so time for the People's Choice SAL run by Jo from Serendipitous Stitching. Continued thanks to Jo for hosting this unique SAL which has a different theme each month.

This month the theme is autumnal colours.

Autumn is my favourite time of the year and autumnal reds, browns, yellows and oranges my favourite colour palette but it doesn't follow that autumnal colours have to be used for autumn projects. However, in all my projects it does! So let's see what I've stitched:

Angel of Autumn by Lavender and Lace was started in 2000 and finished in 2003 with a long break in the middle. You saw her when we did 'finishes' as a topic for this SAL but I like her so much I'm showing her again!

Autumnal Abstract is one of my top 5 all time favourite pieces, started in 2005 and finished in 2014 with a very long gap in the middle when I'd given up stitching in favour of scrapbooking. I have seen a couple of different colour versions (bieges and blues for winter, and pinks and blues for spring) and would love to have the time to stitch one for each of the seasons, but I don't realistically think that's ever going to happen (especially since I gave the chart away and have never found another one!)

Autumn Alphabet by Lizzie Kate was started and finished in 2016 and about as close to a sampler as I will ever get. The autumnal colours are more muted than I would normally consider autumn colours to be, but they work.

Autumn Bird and Autumn Twirls, both stitched this year, also have the autumnal colour palette. The latter's colours were specifically chosen to match the backing fabric, although aren't too far away from those suggested:

As for what's in the pipeline... Autumn (and the three other seasons) by Cross Eyed Cricket are on my list for next year. They're not my usual type of project but are still well within my comfort zone.

Finally, if your want autumnal colours (and a few more) in artwork, then look no further than practically all of Leonid Afremov's work. HAED and have both charted a number of his designs. Two of my favourites are The Loneliness of Autumn and Night Aura. I would absolutely love to have the patience to stitch them but all I have to do is look at the confetti on the chart and I start twitching! Never say never, but in the meantime I'll just admire his work:

There must be loads more autumnal coloured designs out there so hopefully I'll see a variety as I hop around the other People's Choice SAL posts.

Next month... Winter.

Take care,
Rachel x


jocondine said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely autumnal gallery, Autumnal abstracts is not a kind of chart we often see, very interesting to discover it. Amicalement xxx

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for taking part in The People's Choice this month. Love all your Autumnal stitching, the Abstract is particularly beautiful.

I am tempted by the CC Seasons, there are six letters in each so I wondered whether I could split the letters and make four sets of six cubes!

Katie said...

Love all your beautiful pieces. I've done the Cross Eyed Cricket seasons. I love them. I have a frame and I switch them out each season. Oops speaking of that I just seen I need to put in Autumn. Summer is still proudly on display right now. Great post!

Faith... said...

Autumnal Abstract is beautiful. I am looking forward to seeing your Cross Eyed Cricket designs coming to life next year!

Leonore Winterer said...

I, too, love autumn colours, and you have some stunning project! I love your angel and the abstract one.
I actually own a chart of the Loneliness of Autumn, not from HAED but from back when Afremov was charted by Love Thy Thread. Still huge and confetti-y and intimidating, though!

Bethan said...

Autumnal abstract is stunning! I can also see why you love the Loneliness of Autumn and Night Aura - they are gorgeous x

Tiffstitch said...

Lovely projects and those HAEDs are so pretty. I've tried Pattern Keeper, a new Android only? app and it's been helpful so far for a full coverage from Charting Creations, but I haven't gotten into the confetti yet. Still, so much easier than reading off a paper chart.

Cathy said...

Such nice Autumn pieces!

Ariadne said...

Angel of Autumn is so beautiful. Congrats for making it. AriadnefromGreece!