Friday, October 5, 2012

Fall - my entry in the Leafs me happy blog hop




Another fun blog hop - this could be my favorite blog hop entry yet!

Introducing Fall - my mini made from my 10 1/2 inch block.



This block is my own design.  I drew the tree trunk freehand and then fussy cut each and every leaf out of fabric.



Each leaf was outlined in coordinating thread.  I then did a bunch of swirls on the background fabric to suggest gusts of winds blowing the leaves down and the path a spinning leaf would take.  For the 2 inch border, I did a freehand FMQ attempt at leaves - some are more realistic than others!



I auditioned several leaf placements before creating the final placement.



Isn't this pile of leaves cute?



This is proudly hanging on the wall in my kitchen.



Another great hop organized by Mdm Samm and her co-leader on this one Cherry.  Thanks ladies!  Now come join me and visit the lovely quilters I am honored to share my day with:

In case you missed any day, the master schedule is here.

And just because... here is my 'action shot' when a small gust of wind stirred up my photo shoot.  T-I-M-B-E-R!




Happy Stitching!

97 comments:

  1. A D O R A B L E...
    There isn't much else that you can say other than absolutely fabulously adorable!!
    :-)

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  2. What a perfect mini quilt for fall! Love it! And the action shot at the last... ya done good, Mz Patty!

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  3. So pretty, so fall, I love your block. Thanks for being part of the "Leafs me Happy" hop.

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  4. I love this wall hanging, such a lovely design!

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  5. What a wonderful tree, love your creativity :) This mini is gorgeous with all it's fall color!!!

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  6. This is seriously wonderful....I salute you on the patience and talent to cut all those tiny leaves. Superb job.

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  7. A beautiful block. ALl those tiny leaves! WOw.

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  8. Well you should be proud to display this one. Alot of detail and work involved. Good for you and thanks for sharing.

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  9. Ohhh Patty...your tree is picture perfect.right down to all of your falling leaves...I think...welllllll yes I do ...go and see..

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  10. Fabulous! I love all those tiny leaves
    Thank you for sharing!

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  11. Your little tree is so pretty! I love the last picture! (It's hard to get those quilts to cooperate in the wind!)

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  12. Love your fall tree,fantastic!

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  13. I love your creativity and this lovely tree is just perfect. Thanks for your participation. Judy C

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  14. Oh this block is really fall! It`s beautiful!

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  15. Oooh its lovely - thanks for sharing.

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  16. Very nice quilt. I like the leaves at the bottom of the tree.

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  17. Wonderful, what a great show of fall, LOL timber! I love your block.
    Congratulations to you, being one of the winners of the day.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Your block is wonderful! It looks so real. Actually if you look at the 4th photo, you would think all of the leaves had already fallen. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

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  20. Hahaha...love your "timber" shot! Your design is beautiful and I love those little leaves--makes me want to jump in them. Very, very nice!

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  21. This is what I'm going to do for our 25th quilt guild project. We have to have 25 of something. First thought was tree and leaves--all 25 of them. Now you have shown me how to quilt. Thanks.

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  22. Wow - all those leaves - and you changed the thread for EACH color! Whew - what beautiful work! Above and beyond! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. That is darling and certainly looks like fall to me!!!

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  24. That's a really cute block, thanks for sharing it!

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  25. A great job.You did an amazing job of all those leafs.I love the Fall. Thanks for Sharing.

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  26. It is gorgeous, I really like all the leaves, falling, how original.

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  27. Nice addition to the kitchen! Thanks for taking time to participate and share.

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  28. Absolutely beautiful! I love the pile of leaves you made. Hopefully they will stay up, with all that wind gusting around it! Well done.

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  29. Wonderful mini!!! Perfect for autumn!!

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  30. This is adorable and I do love the pile of leaves.

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  31. I just love your little quilt. Thanks for sharing and being part of the hop.

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  32. I am luvin' this mini! It is absolutely adorable.
    Thank you for sharing:)

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  33. Oh my gosh....toos sweet! You should be very proud of this.

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  34. Patty-Your tree with fallen leaves is sooooo cute and very sweet. It's so typical of this time of year all over the country. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. This is so beautiful! Well done!

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  36. Beautifully done, Patty! I think I can hear those pretty leaves falling when I look at your fabulous mini. Bravo!

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  37. How patient you must be to do all those little leaves! This is really beautiful!

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  38. Amazing! Creative and Beautiful...Thank you for sharing...Judith, Texas

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  39. Wonderful project. I love all the tiny leaves. Just perfect.

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  40. What a wonderful tree block! Wonderful FMQ. Thank you for sharing.

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  41. Beautiful! That's a lot of tiny leaves! The pile of leaves makes me what to walk through a pile of leaves!

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  42. Love the falling leaves and the pile of leaves. Congrats on being one of the chosen.

    BTW your sister is lucky... how awesome to get a beautiful quilt for your birthday!

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  43. A lovely wall hanging for celebrating the season. Yeah You for including the "wind-blown" shot. We all have those moments.

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  44. oh my that has to be the cutest thing ever! thanks for sharing

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  45. Rosemary B Here:
    I love it, and yeah, always fun when the wind blows right when all other conditions look soooo perfect haha
    Your block is so adorable. really really really cute

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  46. Sew cute! Love the tree and leaves!

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  47. I really enjoyed your story and pictures. Thanks for sharing and you should be proud to hang your quilt in the kitchen. Cute.

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  48. Nice tree! I can really feel the wind blowing down the leaves! Thanks for sharing.

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  49. love your little quilt. that was a lot of work doing those leaves but it is fabulous.

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  50. I can't imagine cutting out all those leaves! Its such a beautiful mini quilt...was totally worth the work, huh? I can see why you love it so much.

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  51. Love your beautiful little quilt. And the last shot of it tumbling over and the pumpkins rolling...Loved that one!

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  52. Seguro que queda estupendo en tu cocina.

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  53. Such a cute little mini. Love the fallen leaves.

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  54. I love your wonderful tree quilt. Such a little darling you have made
    Thanks for sharing
    Britt-Inger in Malmö Sweden

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  55. Gaaaah! Run pumpkins, run! Hee hee, I love the tree mini - it is fantastic. Thanks for sharing with us :O)

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  56. Nice work! Love the pile of leaves. Debbie

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  57. What a sweet tree...love all those cute leaves!! TFS

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  58. Wonderful project. I love it!

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  59. What a fabulous job, you designed a very nice tree with wonderful leaves. Leaves sure make me happy.

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  60. I love it , all those little leaves are wonderful !

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  61. Oh my goodness, look at those leaves! Amazing...and beautiful! blessings, marlene

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  62. What a Great block! I also liked the on with all the leafs on the ground. Great Job and Thanks for Sharing!

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  63. This block is perfect for fall. Good job. Thanks for sharing.

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  64. love your autumn tree! perfect for a pillow, a mat, runner, just any project. am going to add it to my tree collection; it's one of the best! thanx for showing and sharing.

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  65. LOVE your tree!!! It looks amazing! Those leaves are so TINY, which I love! I'm really into miniature stuff! :-)

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  66. Oak trees are my favorite! Beautiful work!

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  67. This is so beautiful. I love it and it's very impressive that you just put it all together with your own design. So lovely.

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  68. Wow! Your block is fantastic, I love it! Thanks for participating & inspiring us today!!

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  69. Love the block with the falling leaves. Sew perfect for autumn.

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  70. Your block is so nice. Thank you for sharing

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  71. Perfectly wonderful! Love your tree and you did a fantastic job with all those little leaves. Great placement.

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  72. What a great block! Thanks for sharing with us all.

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  73. I like the pile of leaves on the ground. Just right for jumping in! Thanks for sharing.

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  74. Very very pretty! Those leaves look tiny! What a tedious job that must have been but so worth it!

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  75. Hi!!! Love your tree!!1 The pile of leaves look like they are ready to jump in!!!! Very pretty!!!

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  76. What a super cute tree!! Love all the leaves at the bottom!!

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  77. This is so pretty! I love it! It must have taken some time to sew on the little leaves but it was well worth it! beautiful! hulseybg@gmail.com

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  78. wonderful mini quilt. thannks for sharing.

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  79. Absolutely wonderful tree quilt. Perfect for this blog hop. I love it!

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  80. Adorable! I love the leaves and how your block turned out! Well worth all of the fussy cutting!

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  81. Your trees are sooo pretty. Those fallen leaves are just prefect. Thanks for sharing with us.

    SIncerely,
    Tricia

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  82. Your little quilt is just lovely.

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  83. wow this is a wonderful piece. Love the detail. Thanks for sharing and congrats.

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  84. I love your tree and the leaves are great. Thank you for sharing.

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  85. Wow!! This little is gorgeous!!

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  86. Hiya! What a beautiful mini. Such exquisite work. Thank you for sharing with us. Blessed be, hugs!!!

    playamom57 at yahoo dot com

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  87. Your mini quilt is stunning! All those little leaves must have been a lot of work.

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