Thursday, October 4, 2012

SPLENDOR IN THE LEAVES

SPLENDOR IN THE LEAVES

Fall is my favourite season!  The colours, the cool crisp air and the beauty are so refreshing after a hot summer.  


Autumn Leaves
Leaves in the autumn came tumbling down,
Scarlet and yellow, russet and brown,
Leaves in the garden were swept in a heap,
Trees were undressing, ready for sleep.
~unknown~       

The first block I choose called out for leafy fabric.  It was a 12 ½ Maple Leaf block from - http://www.quilterscache.com/M/MapleLeafBlock.html




Four blocks together make a leafy square.



Sashing and a leafy border stitch into a delightful table topper.



A paper- pieced Fall leaves table topper.



The maple leaf block stitched in a smaller 6 1/2 
 inch block still speaks of Autumn.



Leaves combined with a scarecrow become a warm welcome into my home.




Playing Hide "n" Seek in The Pumpkin Patch becomes a favorite Autumn adventure!
   

These two blocks come from the Glorious Autumn Block party hosted by 
The Quilting Gallery



Thank you to Madam Sam at Sew We Quilt and to Cherry at Cherry Blossom's Quilting Studio  for hosting Leafs Me Happy. For a full schedule visit Cherry and click the button in her sidebar.

 And a special thank you to Liz and Louise, my own personal computer tech people, who if you are seeing this post rescued me.

Now is the time to head over to visit other leafy creations or as often happens when all the leaves are raked into a pile to dive in feet first as the neighborhood kids do.

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Thank you for visiting,

Frances

 

78 comments:

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  2. Love all your creations. My favorites are the pumpkins. What can I say, i'm a sucker for pumpkins. :)

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  3. I love your work. The cat in the pumpkins is sweet! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  4. Oooh these are all fabulous - I especially love the one with the cat peeking out from behind the pumpkin! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Oh such lovely blocks and inspiration. Yes, kittie in the pumpkin patch is a delight. Thank you for sharing with us today.

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  6. You did loads. And it all looks amazing! Love the scarecrow. The maple leaf (the first one) is awesome. It reminds me of all those swoons I've been eying.....Well done!

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  7. I absolutely love your cat and mouse! They are adorable. And your scarecrow is great! Thank you for sharing.

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  8. Love your creations! Great fabric choices and such a variety of beautiful Fall projects. Well done!

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  9. Beautiful blocks and your verse at the top of your post is just perfect!
    Thank you!

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  10. All very pretty but I think the one with the scarecrow is my favorite.

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  11. Great projects. That maple leaf is such a versatile block - love the topper that you made and the pumpkin with the cat is adorable.

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  12. What fun projects you have done. The scarecrow just makes me smile! What a delight!

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  13. Beautiful blocks and banner. I love the one with the black cat! Thanks for being part of the "Leafs me Happy" hop.

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  14. Awesome blocks but my favorite is old man scarecrow! :)

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  15. Great Blocks. I do not have a favorite because I like them all. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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  16. Wonderful blocks! I just love autumn leaves!

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  17. Very pretty blocks, just love all of those fall colors. ANd the scarecrow made me smile.

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  18. Love that hide and seek block...great projects, thanks for sharing!!

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  19. Goood MORNNNNNING Frances...wowl...all of your lovely fall additions leafs me very happy...they are all beautiful...well done ...

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  20. Wonderful work! love the little cat at the pumpkin and the leafy table topper great as well.

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  21. Fabulous projects.Beautiful fall fabrics choice.Thanks!!

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  22. All of your projects are wonderful! I especially love the little scarecrow!

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  23. Wonderful projects! I love your choise of colors.

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  24. That scarecrow is just so darn cute and the black cat peeking around the pumpkin...well, I just love it and all your projects. Very nice!

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  25. I really like all of your projects...but that scarecrow takes the cake!!

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  26. Beautiful projects. I love all of the great fall "leafs"!

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  27. Great blocks. Thanks for sharing

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  28. Your blocks are adorable. I love the scarecrow mini quilt and also the cat in the pumpkin. Thank you for sharing with us all.

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  29. Very, very nice finished projects. Thanks for taking time to participate.

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  30. Loved all of your blocks. Thanks for sharing in the hop

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  31. Your scarecrow is adoreable!! And, I love the maple blocks...I did them for my submittal, too!! :)

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  32. You sure were busy with your gorgeous creations......thank you!

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  33. Rosemary B Here:
    I love your blocks all of your projects here today. just lovely fabric choices too. Thank you for sharing your creativity

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  34. Oh, what fun blocks today! Beautiful and colorful. Love the cat in the pumpkin. Adorable! Adorable! Thank you for sharing today...Judith, Texas

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  35. Gorgeous blocks, Frances! I just love the colours of this season and your fabric choices combined with great designs really celebrate fall. Well done!

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  36. All your blocks are wonderful! My favorite is the scarecrow, too cute. Thank you for sharing.

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  37. Love all the different leafs! But I especially like that scarecrow! He is too cute! Thanks for sharing

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  38. I love the quilt with the different leaves. Nice job. Adorable scarecrow, and the cat & pumpkin is precious. Thanks for sharing the link.

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  39. Your scarecrow is just to stinkin' cute to scare anyone. Thanks for the parade of pictures.

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  40. Love all your leafy creations! Thanks a bunch for sharing your creativity!

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  41. great leafy projects. thanks for sharing.

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  42. What colorful and delightful blocks that you showed us. Each one is pretty in it's own right. Thank You for sharing your collection with us.

    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  43. Lots of fun projects. Both the scarecrow and the kitty one were my favorite.

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  44. Gracias por compartir tantos trabajos bonitos.

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  45. You have indeed been very busy making all the wonderful blocks. Thanks for sharing
    Britt-Inger in Malmö, Sweden

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  46. What great projects, thanks for sharing.

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  47. Oh my gosh! Everything is so fun. I'm totally loving the scarecrow!
    xx

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  48. Too cute Frances! Thanks for sharing with us :o)

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  49. What fun blocks...love the little kitty playing hide 'n seek!!! TFS

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  50. Lots of hard work went into the making of this array. Love the little poem at the start. Great leaf mini quilts. Your scarecrow is sweet. My fave is the Hide and Seek in the pumpkin patch-cute kitty. Thanks for sharing.

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  51. Wonderful project. I love it!

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  52. Lots of wonderful projects , thanks for sharing !

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  53. Fun Fall projects, thanks for sharing.

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  54. Great work--and so many projects! How do you find the time to do all of this?

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  55. Love all your leaves! You definitely chose the right fabrics. :)

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  56. Your projects are awesome! I love the cat peaking over the pumpkin! Thanks for participating & inspiring us today!!

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  57. Excellent job there! Beautiful colors!

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  58. Lots of pretty fall things "leafy" around your home. The kitten is adorable hiding in the pumpkin patch.

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  59. Grand blocks - you were mighty busy! Loved your kitty in the pumpkin patch.

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  60. Awesome works of art. Thanks for sharing!

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  61. Your maple leaves are quite nice and you can`t beat the cat/pumpkin combination!

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  62. Your colors are just perfect and I love that scarecrow! blessings, marlene

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  63. The colors are perfect and I love the maple leaf quilt

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  64. I like the blocks you made with all the different leaves in it. Great job All the items you made are wonderful I love fall colors! The scarecrow is cute! hulseybg@gmail.com

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  65. lovely quilting. thanks for sharing.

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  66. I love your scarecrow! Thanks for sharing!

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  67. Great blocks, especially love the kitty and mouse with pumpkin.

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  68. All your projects look fantastic. Your house must look amazing with all those quilty decorations!

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  69. Great blocks. I love the kitty and the pumpkin.

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  70. I love your block!!! They are wonderful!!!

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  71. All your projects look great. I especially love your scarecrow!

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  72. Hiya! They're all so fantastic. I love the scarecrow, and the hide and seek game, and the maple leaves---I just love all of them!!! Thank you for sharing with us. Blessed be, hugs!!!

    playamom57 at yahoo dot com

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  73. Your projects look wonderful! I especially love Hide n Seek and the Scarecrow.

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