Sunday, September 30, 2012

Leafs Me Feeling Leafy

I know, you are all probably wondering what is up with the title, but I promise you, I do know what I am doing.  It is time for the Leafs Me Happy Blog Hop.  I had so many ideas for my project, some of which will never work, some of which are now tabled for later, and then this one.



There are a lot of days when I make my daily block and say, "This would be the perfect block for some applique or embroidery."  I decided that I should take my own advice and actually do something like that with my block.  I did come up with the saying myself and embroidered it twice.  Yes twice, the first time I did it the block was square, not on point, so when I went to assemble the block, yeah you get the picture.  This is a 12-1/2  inch unfinished block.


I used Judy Hopkin's 501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks for my block pattern and I'd love to send you a copy of this book.  Just leave me a comment letting me know what your favorite part of fall is...cool breezes, colorful trees, pumpkins.  You can also leave me a second comment if you are a follower or a new follower for a second chance at winning.  I will draw for the winner on October 11.




Here are my fellow bloggers for the day today.  Make sure you go and check out their blocks.  You can  find all the links and entire schedule for the blog hop here.


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the blog hop.  Happy Stitching!!  --Kristen

157 comments:

Mary said...

My favorite part of fall is fresh, crisp apples and all the things we make with them.

Mary said...

I am also a follower.

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Great block idea!!

Foolish Feathers said...

What a fun idea! I am trying to see if other fallish ideas woud fit in the "few of my favorite things" song now! YOu piece very crisply, an excellent block that is well made.

Sunshine Girl said...

I love your quilt - very nice. My favourite part of autumn is walking my little boy to school through the woods and kicking trhough all the leaves. Thanks for sharing.

Judy B said...

Nice block. My favorite thing about fall are the Hummingbirds stopping on their way to their winter home. Thank you for the great giveaway.

Judy B said...

I am a follower!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I signature block for 'favorite things' is a super idea - easpecially for a seasonal quilt. Thank you for sharing (exclude me from the give away as I have the book).

louzee said...

I like the idea of the "favourite things" ... nice block!

Thearica said...

My favorite part of fall is walking out on the porch and going brrr cause it is finally chilly!! I could sleep outside now!

Gill said...

Great block!
I love the leafy fabric!

Britt-Inger said...

My favorite part of fall is the crisp air and the wonderful color of the leaves.
Thanks for sharing
Britt-Inger in Malmö

mahoo said...

My favourite part of fall is the gorgeous colours of the leaves. Great idea for your block. Thanks for the chance to win.

Stitches said...

I love the beautiful trees and all of the Fall decorations, including Halloween. Thanks for sharing your projects.

Sue said...

My favorite fall "thing" is the fact that cooler weather is here. Being for hot and humid Florida that is a welcome thing!

Sue said...

I am a follower.

Susan said...

Fall is my favorite time of year! I love the crisp, cool air, hay rides, bonfires with toasted marshmallows, fresh picked crunchy apples, beautiful leaves, and warm quilts to snuggle under! Thanks for the chance to win that great book!

Abbigail said...

I'm a follower!

Abbigail said...

Your block is really nice and the embroidery gives it a good fall feeling! My favorite part of fall is porch sitting and watching the leaves falling and enjoying all the colors!

Pauline said...

Great block!
My favorite part of fall is walking through the woods, kicking fallen leaves, smelling the crispy air and collecting chesnuts.

mara said...

The leaves changing color is my favorite part of fall.

mara said...

I am already a follower.

Shari said...

Your block is delightful. The saying is lovely too. For me, autumn is all about the leaves - such beautiful colours. A last hurrah before sleeping until spring.

kt said...

I love fall! I think my favorite part is the crisp cool air. Great block!

kt said...

I am a follower!

Fiesta said...

your project is beautiful. Makes me want to make more fall decor

charlotte said...

Very pretty block. Thanks for sharing today.

gpc said...

You seriously make a block a day? I am so envious of your discipline! My favorite parts of fall are the beautiful colors as the leaves change (as they are doing now in Michigan) and caramel apples! :)

Debuko said...

Beautiful block!!! Thanks for sharing!

Sheila said...

What a great block, I love the little saying, it's perfect! Getting that perfect pumpkin and making applesauce is some of my favorite things to do in fall. Thanks for being part of the "Leaf me Happy" blog hop.

Colleen said...

My favorite part of fall are the beautiful colors of the season...too bad they fade away so quickly!

Barb N said...

What a fun fall block you've made! My favorite part of fall, aside from the perfect weather and the gorgeous hue of leaves, is that October is my birthday month! The older I get, the more I appreciate birthdays, lol!

krislovesfabric said...

Fall festivals are my favorite...and your embroidery is beautiful, I hope you are able to incorporate your first into another block, lol!!

Lesley said...

Great block...love the fabrics! I love the fall because of the change of the leaves and the vibrant colors as they change!

Sheila said...

Fall is my favorite time of year for several reasons but the colors of the leaves would be at the top of the list along with the crisp air. Cute block :-)

Mommarock said...

I love the colors of the changing leaves. Unfortunately, we don't get that much here in TX. I have to use my memories to really remember

tink's mom said...

Wonderful block, so sorry about the do over stitchery, but for us, the viewer, it was so worth it.

Linda said...

What a great idea - a signature block with what you love about fall! Great job!
I love the colors, although where I live (south Texas) we don't get the fall colors in nature.

Beulah said...

My favorite part of Fall[not counting the beautiful leaf colors]are the clear night skies that reveal beautiful sparkling stars, bonfires, and football.

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Sallie said...

My favorite thing about fall is the cooler weather. I also love pumpkins and football! Thanks for participating in the blog hop!

Sallie said...

I'm a follower.

rutigt said...

Picking mushrooms, especially when it´s a sunny day and the forrest is full of mushrooms :)
Gun, Sweden.
gun@lapp.se

Patty D from NC said...

thanks for sharing!

Jeanie said...

Cute "autograph" block! I love the sound crunching leaves when I walk. Thanks for the giveaway!

Connie said...

What a beautiful block and the embroidery adds so much! I love taking long walks in the woods in the fall when all the leaves are falling!

Karen said...

Great block! I'm not too handy with embroidery, so I like seeing other people do it. My favorite part of fall is making hot apple cider and smelling that throughout the house. :)

Needled Mom said...

Great block!!! There are so many things to love about autumn. I always enjoy the colors, the smells from the kitchen and the crisp air.

Josie McRazie said...

I just love all the changeing colours! Oh and the smell of the morning air! I LOVE FALL! :o)
PS please turn off word varification thank you!

SIMPLESEW said...

I am a follower

SIMPLESEW said...

I love decorating and cleaning even, for me thats a biggy, but I dont spring clean, I love getting the wet dew morning.

Just Carol said...

I wish I were more skilled at embroidery (I'm working on it) because that is a great idea to list your favorite things on a block. Very nice! I'm looking forward to the cooler weather of Fall..it's been a hot summer. Thanks for hopping with us!

Carrie P. said...

really great block to do embroidery in. thanks for sharing. love the cooler weather fall brings.
please don't enter me in the giveaway. have the book.

Lyndsey said...

Great block idea. Thank you for sharing.

patchouli moon studio said...

Nice block. Thanks for sharing.

beaquilter said...

I love fall, cooler temps, sweater weather and the colors of the leaves

Madame Samm said...

Hello Kristen....ahhhh lovely contribution, sew glad you played along with us...
and it is working now..and ps..your photo is fine...

~Kris~ said...

Sitting in the stands for football games.

Lyn said...

I just love your block. Wow stitching it 2 times. Thanks for sharing!

giddy99 said...

Lovely block! My favorite part of autumn is the smell of burning leaves and the cooler temperatures!

sew.darn.quilt said...

There's so many favourites when it comes to fall, I really like the crispness in the air but also the scent of pumpkin pie baking in the oven. Halloween of course is a great draw for my kids and the excitement that comes with it.
Your block is lovely.
Thank you for sharing :)

sew.darn.quilt said...

I "fall"ow !! :)

deborah said...

My favorite part of fall, other than the cool weather, is everything pumpkin!

Heleen Groot said...

Lovely block. I love the little poem. In all, this block actually made me go: Aaah, yes. She is right. Fall is wonderful.
That is a great achievement, since I - in truth - hate fall! Well done you!

Malinda said...

I love getting out and walking! Cooler temperatures, lovely color, it's all a treat!

Malinda said...

I also follow and I love this book!! I've checked it out from the library so often, I think a copy should live at my house!!!

MaryBeth said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I love pumpkins and the changing colors of leaves!

Chris said...

A block a day.....wow, you are really dedicated. My favorite part of fall --- has gotta be how people get a second wind after the summer heat eases, school starts and we look toward winter.

Charlene S said...

Opening the windows is my favorite part of fall.

nhlady said...

My favorite part of fall are the wonderful leaves falling from the trees.

Thanks for the giveaway!

nhlady said...

I am also a happy follower of yours.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Susan said...

I am a new follower and look forward to seeing more of your creativity.

Susan said...

I really like the block, its colors and the poem. I love mixing blocks and writing. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy MacKie said...

To me it's always about the colorful leaves!

Kathy MacKie said...

I also follow you, thanks sew much for the giveaway!

Bonnie58 said...

Gorgeous block. I Love the fall colours. The air is such a golden colour. Thanks for the opportunity on the draw
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

BizyStitches said...

My favorite thing about fall is knowing that the NBA basketball season is just around the corner. Oh yeah, I also like to decorate in fall colors. Love your block.

BizyStitches said...

I'm a new follower and I'm lucky number 373, don't you think? LOL

Bonnie58 said...

i am an existing follower. Thanks for the opportunity on the book
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely work!!

Aurea said...

I like the way you think. Always trying something new, weather it works or not. Thanks for sharing.

JanesQuilting said...

That is great, you did a really nice job. My favorite part of fall is the smell of Apple Pie baking.

Judith said...

I love the cooler weather this time of the year. Favorite smell is spices in my latte's, pies, or on top of cool whip.....Lovely blocks and the fabric. Thanks for sharing today...Judith, Texas

Pamela said...

You block is so sweet. Thank you for sharing!

Rebeckah Austin said...

I like when embroidery is added to blocks :)

carla (http://dancingmoon-carla.blogspot.com/) said...

Hi!!! Very pretty love the verse!!!! I love the changing colors of the leaves!!!!

carla (http://dancingmoon-carla.blogspot.com/) said...

I am a follower!!!! Thank You

Sandy said...

Love Everything about Fall. The Warm Colors; The Leaves, The Pumpkins and Gourds; The Apples and Cooking, etc.!

Sandy said...

I am a follower!

Maria Kievit said...

One of the many books also in my stash! Thanks for sharing your block!

Kathryn said...

I can't believe I don't have this book, so I'd love to win. I love HSTs, so I definitely like your block. I love bringing out the flannel sheets in autumn. They are so cosy.

Sally said...

The colors of Fall--love them, best part and also really enjoy the cooler weather--hope it comes soon!

Denise :) said...

How fun!! I really like your idea!! :)

Denise :) said...

I'm a new follower!! :)

https/me.yahoo.com/thomasvbrody said...

Hi Krisen- I love your block with the embroidery in the middle. I enoy embroidering and plan to do more in the future as it's so relaxing. I understand your situation with the blocks on point. I made a wedding quilt for my daughter, never thinking that people would sign the blocks "on-point" so it took me awhile to figure out how to incorporate them into the quilt. From California, thanks for sharing.

Cyndi loves to stitch said...

Oh my you sound like me.... I have done many things twice because of "oops" Designed a whole quilt for my elf blocks only to realize I needed to embroider the blocks on point...... and whoops, they were already embroidered normally. did the stitching again. lol! You did a really nice job on your fall block. I enjoyed seeing it!!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I always loved to jump in the leaves as a kid....now; it is the warm days and cooler nights that I enjoy.

MoeWest said...

I love your block idea. My favourite part of fall is the changing colours of the leaves.

MoeWest said...

I'm a new follower. Thanks for a chance in your giveaway.

Lori said...

my favorite part of fall is bringing in the produce from our garden and canning.so rewarding.

Shannon said...

Great use of color. Your saying if so cute!! Thank you for the give away!

Sue at The Boar's Breath Ranch said...

I love the colors of fall. Living in the south, I miss the leaves changing to those great reds, oranges and yellows

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here: LOVE that fabric, really sweet block, nice idea!
Thanks loads for sharing

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here: oh yes, following now too that looks like a great book for ME :-D

barbara woods said...

i love the cooler temps.

barbara woods said...

i am your follower

jmniffer said...

My favorite part of fall is the change to cooler (not cold!) temperatures.

jmniffer said...

I am a follower.

Gwen said...

Autumn is my favorite season! I love the cool, crisp nights.. the beautiful wildflowers that bloom.. the brilliantly colored leaves... the new baby fawns that are born (we have five that have shown up this year!).. campfires... roasting hot dogs, and toasting marshmallows... :-)

Gwen said...

I am a follower-- Thank you for the extra chance to enter your giveaway! :-)

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love embroidery - and especially embroidered blocks! Don't count me in the giveaway since I already have that book. :) blessings, marlene

pinsandneedles said...

I love the background fall fabric on your block! So pretty. My favorite part about fall is our annual trip up north to see the colorful leaves. Thanks for sharing!

Sandy D said...

Nice block thanks for sharing.I love the fall with cooler temps especially after the dry and hot summer we had here.The reds and yellows of the trees are awesome this time of year.

jules said...

I love the crisp morning air. Thanks for sharing.

maggie said...

My favorite part of fall is getting ready for Halloween and Thanksgiving.
Cheers
maggie in Maine
maggiemine42@gmail.com

maggie said...

I am a follower of your lovely blog.
Cheers
maggie in Maine
maggiemine42@gmail.com

Ariane said...

Your block is great!!! I have always loved the colors of fall!!! Thanks for sharing with us today!!!

evelyn said...

I like that your block shows the changing colours of the season. That is my favorite part of fall.

evelyn said...

I just became a follower.

Mary said...

Love the poem. Your block is very pretty.

Cathy said...

Hayrides and frosty air. My favorite parts of Fall.

Your block is just wonderful!

thepiececorps said...

Love the cooling down more than anything, cool breezes, crisp apples, and pumpkin lattes!

Debbie said...

Good Job. Love the little leaf print. Our day in Missouri was the perfect fall day..crisp and sunny. I love the Fall.

vshaynes said...

Love the embroidery! It would be fun to do several blocks and include favorite things from various family members.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

What a sweet block...great embroidery! My favorite part of Fall is apple picking.

LJ said...

That's very creative to use your own words in the block. Fall is my favorite season and it's the way the air smells and feels that I love the best. Besides, my sheets smell doubly sweet when I take them off the line.

Material Girls said...

I love that book, everyone should own a copy of all of her books!
Nadine

Emily C said...

I am tied between the leaves and the pumpkins.

thegoose said...

I like the colors of the autumn leaves.

Jeanne Gwin said...

My favorite part of fall is the clean crisp air and the smells. OMGoodness I love fall and I love your block. I would be de-leaf-ted to win the book. Thank you for sharing with us.

Quilt n Queen said...

Kristen...it would not be fall without pumpkins....I love anything baked with pumpkin. Great fall block...love the embroidery. Thanks for sharing in the hop and for the chance to win such an awesome book. Happy stitching, Pauline

Quilt n Queen said...

I am a new follower, #380. Have a wonderful week, Pauline

Susan said...

I like the smell of burning leaves...makes me want to roast hotdogs and marshmallows.

Tricia said...

One of my favorite part is visiting a local apple orchard and making a day of it. Picking apples, sipping warmed, mulled freshly pressed cider and eating hot cinnaman & sugar doughnuts. Yummmm. I'm a follower. Thanks for the chance to win your great book and sharing such a lovely block with us.
Sincerely,
Tricia

SpartanBabe said...

Love the block Kristen! My favorite part of fall is the cool evenings and brisk mornings. Piles of quilts to snuggle under and warm tea to get you going in the morning.

SpartanBabe said...

I am also a follower! Once I get my stitches out of my hand, I'll get the rest of my 9-patches done and up!

teresamnj said...

Very pretty, Kristen! I love it! I think one of my favorite things about Fall is being able to light my fall scented candles, as the days get dark earlier!

Leah said...

great idea. Love the block and all the options you can do with the middle.

Vesuviusmama said...

My favorite part of fall is hot spiced apple cider. Yum!

quilter000 said...

Fall means cooling off and apples. Then I think of pumpkin pie love the smell of fall for the harvesting of crops the hay cuttings and leaves falling. I love them but the season does not love me back . I have some major allergies to the dampness and falling leaves But I love it anyway! patty

Judy said...

I am a new follower!

Judy said...

I love the smells and colors of fall!

Robin said...

What an adorable block. Your embroidery looks great!

Jacquelin said...

Soy seguidora. Me gusta su blog.

Jacquelin said...

Lo mejor del otoño es la temperatura el fresquito de las madrugadas.

Pam said...

Hiya! What a perfectly sweet block, so pretty set on point. Thanks for sharing with us, and thanks for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!

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Pam said...

Hiya! I am a new follower, looking forward to new posts. Thanks for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!

playamom57 at yahoo dot com

Michelle May said...

Love quotes, stitchery and patchwork. A lovely block!

Wendy said...

I like the feeling of being cosy when it's cold outside. i also love Bonfire Night.

becky said...

I am a new follower that is what I love about the blog hops so many to meet and learn from.Thank-you for the give away chance.Becky
derry04@yahoo.com

becky said...

The colors, the crispness and my sister in laws pumpkin pie.Thanks so much for the give away chance.Becky
derry04@yahoo.com

Suze said...

I'm a new follower

Suze said...

I live in OK and my favorite thing about fall is that finally we get relief from the blistering heat of summer! I was raised in the Applachian Mountains and after being in OK for years, I still suffer with the heat of summer. I love the smell of fall - the crispness in the air and folks burning wood in the fireplaces.

Thank you for taking time to participate and share with us. Also, thank you for hosting a giveaway. You are making strides with your 366 blocks this year.

Katherine said...

Sweet embroidery + pretty fall fabrics = a beautiful block!

Thanks so much for sharing.

nicolesender said...

I love the rich fall colors!
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Jamie P said...

I am a long time follower and LOVE your site and your creativity!!

Jamie P said...

Fall is my favorite time of year--the beautiful colors, the wonderful temperatures but most of all it is a signal to the end of allergy season!!!