Hi everyone! I am participating in the "Fall Leafs Me Happy" Blog Hop. The button is located on the right of my blog.
This blog hop is being hosted by Cherry, and Madame Samm who is a cheerleader for blog hops. Thanks Madame Samm and Cherry :)
The theme of the blog hop is to make a 12 l/2" block using fall colored fabrics.
I made the "Swoon" quilt and loved making those blocks.
They were huge, 24 l/2" each.
Here is the pattern, showing off the blocks I love so much.
I decided to make this block for the blog hop but I had to make it half the size, converting it to a 12 l/2" block.
I call this block "Swooning into Autumn".
I chose an orange fall leaf color for the star.
Unfortunately the background color in the block is not true to life, because it is actually a sage green.
The outside points are black (in autumn we turn our clocks back and it gets black outside very early) with green and orange dots.
This block is a little more true to color.
I added the next row.
Now the miniature "Swoon" block is complete.
I sandwiched the batting between the front and the back and safety pinned it together, preparing it for machine quilting.
I shadow quilted the star, with a l/4" stitch, and stitched in the ditch on the rest of the block.
I used an eggplant mini check for the binding.
I thought of black, but the eggplant colored binding made the colors in the block "pop".
Here is my finished block.
"Swooning into Autumn".
Here is the back of the quilt.
I love this fabric. Hallowe'en always means "fall" to me :)
I had to be careful with the quilting so that it wouldn't take away from the print on the back.
Here is a list of the other blogs that are participating in the
"Fall Leafs Me Happy Blog Hop" today.
Visit them and leave a comment!
I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial today.
For more information all the other blogs that are participating through October 10, click on the "Fall Leafs Me Happy" button to the right of my blog.