Welcome to the Fall Leafs Me Happy Blog Hop - Day 3
Lets start with the Thank yous,
First to Cherry and M Samm for organizing and planning and cheering.
Next all of you the great followers.
And my personal thanks to Kaaren Johnston http://thepaintedquilt.blogspot.com for the stitchery pattern I used for this hop
Apparently I have little imagination, I started with Leaves.
These are my 10 1/2 inch blocks. I really enjoyed making these blocks. It was a great change of season project. Started them on the first day of fall.
The background fabric has lots of very soft brown leaves on it. A great base for the oranges.
Now this is my centerpiece. It is a stitchery pattern by Karren Johnston. My version has been enlarged to work for this piece. Her pattern and her tutorial are actually for a pin cushion.
I don't have an official hop picture of the block because I forgot to take it while it was in the requested size. I was having such fun playing with the little squares that it grew to a 14 inch block before I realized it.
This is what my leaves added up to.
My finished runner is 53 inches long by 18 inches wide. I took this picture standing on my dinning room chair and I couldn't get far enough away to get a head on shot.
This is an almost full shot of it.
This is better yet but the detail is lost.
It is not yet finished because it is now on its way to Marcia at http://marciascraftysewing.blogspot.com
That's because during the Think Christmas Hop I won Marcia's giveaway of the quilting of a table runner which includes the batting and thread. I'll post pictures once it's back and bound.
This is a picture of my version of Kaarens pin cushion.
The pattern fully surrounds the shape. Mine measures in at about 3 x 5 inches.
Her pattern and tutorial were spot on.
Thanks for hopping with me and if you are kind enough to leave a comment you could be the lucky winner of this pin cushion. I'll ship anywhere. Here is a list of the other stops for today. If you haven't been there yet please stop in and see the beautiful pieces these quilters have been working on.
Nancy Seitz – on That Other Blog