Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A Leafly experience

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.
 
 
Wednesday 3
Nancy Seitz on That Other Blog
 

102 comments:

  1. Oh, I love the leaves and love how you enlarged Kaaren's pattern and made a beautiful runner with all your elements. Oh, the pincushion came out so sweet, lovely job.

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  2. What a beautiful fall runner...love your stitchery and that pin cushion is just too cute!! TFS

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  3. Gorgeous table runner! The stitchery on it is wonderful. Thank you for sharing and the great giveaway.

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  4. That's a gorgeous runner, just perfect :)

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  5. Oooh your table runner is lovely and how fabulous to have it bound and quilted professionally - it will look even more wonderful when its returned! Love your pin cushion too - thanks for chance to win it and thanks for sharing too.

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  6. Your table runner is beautiful! The stitchery is really fally! Congratulations on winning the quilting (by a professional, no less!). I look forward to seeing the end result. Pincushions are a special favourite of mine....I'm always looking for excuses to make one! That one is very sweet. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. I love your runner especially the embroidery! I look forward to seeing it after Marcia has quilted it!
    The pincushion is adorable - I would love to make one!

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  8. Can't wait to see the finished runner. It is beautiful as it is so it will absolutely gorgeous when it is finished! Thank you for sharing.

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  9. very nice table runner! Like the colors and the stitchery.

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  10. love it! your table runner turned out so cute. can't wait to see it quilted.

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  11. Your table runner is sew cute. I love it. The stitchery is adorable.
    Thanks for sharing
    Britt-Inger in Malmö Sweden

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  12. I love your table runner. the embroidery in the centre is beautiful.

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  13. Your tablerunner is great! And it will be even more when you get it back finished! Congrats on winning that service!

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  14. Love your runner. Nicely done.

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  15. Love the runner and your pin cushion would be a great win.marlaruthnelson@gmail.com

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  16. What a lovely tablerunner you made! The pin cushion is so sweet! Thanks for showing.

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  17. Love it love it love it!!! The colors are fabulous, and your leaves are one of my fav block pattens. Lucky you, getting it quilted!! Congrats on that win.

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  18. Your table runner is just beautiful! Great job! (Love the little pin cushion, too!)

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  19. Your table runner is wonderful and that little pin cushion is darling!

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  20. I love your table runner Sel!!! great work and thanks for sharing it with us.

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  21. What wonderful projects, and as a past winner of Marcia's, I can tell you she will make a masterpiece of your runner...she is fantastic :)

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  22. Oh the colors and everything are just fantastic!

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  23. What a great idea to use Kaaren's FFF pattern and enlarge it. It looks great in your table runner and the little pincushion is super sweet too.

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  24. Fabulous -- I love your leaf blocks -- they are beautiful and the colors you used are fabulous. It would be kind of fun to do a four leaf topper in a spring, summer, winter, fall colorscape ... I think you've inspired me!! :)

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    1. OHHH Selina..you are full of inspiration time and time again...great block..sew great it it it ...well you go and see lol

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  25. Love it girlfriend! Just love it!

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  26. Hi!!!! Great blocks!!!! Love the colors!!!! Looks wonderful on your table!!!! Love the pincushion too!!!!

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  27. I really like your colors and blocks. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Love your blocks! They work well as a runner! Nice job on Kaaren's pincushion!

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  29. Oh that table runner is beautiful! I love this!

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  30. Your runner is beautiful, I am so in awe of all the creativity I see on these hops!

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  31. Very pretty! Love your tablerunner! Thanks for sharing!

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  32. Very festive and functional too.

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  33. I am in love with embroidery unfortunately it is a skill I do not have. After breaking both wrists I am not sure that I will ever master it. All these Autumn colours are so inspiring and the table runner is truly lovely.

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  34. Nice table runner. I am sure it will look great after it's quilted as Marcia does beautiful work.

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  35. Great tablerunner.Your color choices are nice.Thanks for sharing

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  36. Your little table runner is just perfect. Love the combo of embroidery and piecing. Great job.

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  37. my gosh that is just beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  38. lovely table runner, lucky you to have it quilted.

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  39. Your table runner and pin cushion are wonderful!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  40. Love your runner.
    But would really love to win the pincushion. Halloween is my favorite holiday.

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  41. I am loving all the Fall runners I am seeing.

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  42. Such a lovely runner, I love the stitchery and the leaf blocks

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  43. You do have imagination as those leaves are beautiful--very nice! I can't wait to see your finished runner.

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  44. I really like your runner. I am so into stitchery right now and yours is fantastic!

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  45. Selina- I love your table runner and how you combined the pieced blocks with the embroidery. I have vowed to do more embroidery and am (im)patiently waiting for PIQF in about 2 weeks where I am hoping to find some booths that will push me even further. From California, thanks for sharing.

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  46. I love your runner and the stitchery is adorable , isn't Kaaren the greatest. Your pincushion is sweet and thanks for the chance to win it.

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  47. Gorgeous runner, but I REALLY love the pin cushion. I'm a pc fanatic and would love to win it. Thanks for the opportunity
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  48. I think you have a great imagination! I love your table runner. well done!

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  49. You might think you don't have much imagination but the proof is in the pudding - that's a fabulous table runner! blessings, marlene

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  50. Great table runner!!! I'd love to have it on my table right now!!! Guess I'll have to get busy!!!

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  51. Love the way quilting ideas get ahead of you. We certainly get lost in it. Love your runner creation.

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  52. your table runner is adorable. perfect for fall.

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  53. Great minds think alike....tomorrow you'll see my block is VERY similar. I wound up making mine into a pillow.

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  54. I love your table runner. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  55. I'm a Kaaren Johnson fan also. You've made her proud. Thanks for sharing your projects.

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  56. Very pretty! I love embroidered blocks-- they're among my favorites! :-)

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  57. Love the table runner......very cute pincushion.....such a nice giveaway....

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  58. Your warm Fall colors warm my heart. Beautiful!

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  59. Love your table runner, so colorful. It will look perfect on your Thanksgiving table. Thanks for being part of the "Leaf me Happy" blog hop.

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  60. Your table runner is great! Wonderful work.

    Thanks for the giveaway

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  61. Just darling. I have Kaaren's pattern and would love to make this. Thanks for showing us.

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  62. Your runner is wonderful. Love the stitchery and the leaves are super. Great job.

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  63. I love the table runner and I love the stitchery. Well done.
    cheers
    maggie
    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  64. Your runner is just gorgeaous and the pincushion is very cute.I love Karen`s blog.Thanks for sharing and the giveaway!

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  65. Gosh, your runner is gorgeous! I love when embroidery is included with quilted and sewn projects. Thanks for sharing with us and Great job!

    Thanks for a cute giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. Rosemary B here:
    I love your runner. This is just so beautiful, the essence of FALL. The embroidery is lovely too.
    Thank you for sharing your creativity and for the marvelous give away chance!

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  67. Great runner and blocks. I'm seeing so my embroidery and keep thinking of getting back into hand-embroidery. Yours is so cute. I love that small patchwork around the embroidery. Thanks for sharing.

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  68. Just leafy using Karens pattern. Lovely on your table. Beautiful embroidery. Thank you for sharing..Judith, Texas

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  69. I really enjoyed your table runner. So very nice. Thanks for sharing in the blog hop.

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  70. Table runner is great. Love Karen's embroideries.
    Thanks for sharing

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  71. Beautiful fall colors in your table runner. Kaaren's patterns are wonderful. Thanks for sharing today!

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  72. Your leaf blocks & stitchery are awesome, I love how the table runner turned out! Thanks for participating in the blog hop & inspiring us today!!!

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  73. Pretty runner...the colors and stitching are wonderful for a fall theme table.

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  74. Your runner is wonderful, love the blocks and I can't wait to see it after Marcia quilts it! Your embroidery is perfect in the center!

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  75. Love the runner! Really nice together! Thanks for sharing.

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  76. Love the runner and the pin cushion. Could use a new pin cushion. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  77. Beautiful runner, I love the colours. The pincushion should be the start of a wonderful collection (hint, hint) ;O)
    Thank you for the chance

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  78. Love your table runner. Thanks for sharing! PS...love the
    pin cushion, too!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  79. Oh I love your table runner. Beautiful. And I love Kaaren's things she makes, I want that pincushion badly, so please pick me. Thank you and congrats on winning today.

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  80. I just love your block very pretty colors and your embroidery...The pincushion is just darling....

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  81. Beautiful runner! The mix of colors in the leaves is eye-catching.

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  82. Your embroidery is lovely...gives the runner a nice touch. Thanks for sharing.

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  83. Your table runner turned out just beautiful! I love the fabrics that you used.

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  84. What a lovely runner and your pincushion is so cute.

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  85. Hiya! I can understand why you got carried away---it's so beautiful!!! The leaves, the colors, the embroidery, it's all lovely. Thank you for sharing with us. And thank you for having the giveaway---the pincushion is darling. Blessed be, hugs!!!

    playamom57 at yahoo dot com

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  86. Very, very, nice! Everything pulled together very well. The pieced leaves are nice. I like the embroidery framed by the autumunally colored blocks. Quilting always seals the package. It difficult to believe that quilting is going to enhance the runner. I'm anxious to see the finished project.

    The pincushion is adorable. The black is fitting for the season. You are very generous in your giveaway. Thank you for participating and sharing your talents.

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  87. Beautiful runner! Your fabric choices for these pretty blocks are perfect and your photos really show them off in all their glory. Such eye candy...absolutely delicious!

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  88. Totally love the table runner! It is awesome and I can't wait to see what the quilting looks like when it is done :o) Thanks for hopping with us :o)

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  89. What a beautiful runner! I like Kaaren's stitchery framed by the checkerboard.

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  90. very pretty thank you for the inspiration!

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  91. What a fantastic table runner! I love your leaf blocks.

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  92. Your table runner is very cute looks great I am afrequent visitor of kaaren's site you did a very nice job on your hand stitching.Thank-you for a chance to win the pin cushion I really like it.Thanks.Becky
    derry04@yahoo.com

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  93. Gorgeous table runner your colors and middle stitched block are great.I'm jealous.Thank-you so much for the give away chance I could use and enjoy a cute pin cushion a little something to bring a smile to your[mine hopefully] face.Gil
    onehitters20@yahoo.com

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  94. Your Tablerunner combines two my facorite things. Piecing & stitchery!!! You did an awesome job. Thank you for sharing with us & the chance to win that great pin cushion.

    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  95. I loved your table runner!
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  96. I love your projects!! I would love to win the little pincushion too.

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  97. I once won a quilting giveaway from Marcia, too. She does lovely work. Your table runner is lovely.

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  98. I collect pin cushions. Your give away is too cute!

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