Saturday, October 5, 2013

October Leaves

Every year about this time I bring out my "fall" fabrics and begin playing in earnest. In my Yahoo group we're making small maple leaf quilts for October.
 

It's an easy block and you can find the pattern here.
 
 
   
 
I prefer to make mine scrappy, but that's just me. You may wish to make yours with just 2 colors.

 
For the past few years I've spent early fall making small leaf quilts for friends and family. I made this runner for myself a couple of years ago. Yes, I know, it's a little wild and quirky but I do love that print I used for the setting triangles. Not everyone agrees, LOL. Even though I'm not sure it's exactly "me" I don't regret it for a minute. October can get kind of wild at times here in the Midwest, you know.
 
This year I am determined to make something new. Check back before October is finished to see what I came up with. I'm still thinking about how to set the blocks. I think the new one will be a teeny bit calmer because I made some new blocks and added blue prints to tone it down if it needs it. Or maybe it won't be calmer, we'll see. Who am I kidding? My quilts usually take on a life of their own . . . . I just go with the flow and do what the quilt tells me to do. Sometimes an original design or plan gets thrown out the window and another takes over. Isn't that the way it works for some of you too?
 
Here are a couple of quick suggestions for setting your blocks -

 
 
So, if you have the time, get out your fall-colored prints, play around a bit and then hurry up and make something "fallish" before winter gets here! And then show me what you came up with. I'd love a peek.
 
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Thanks for all of your recent orders and the nice response to the Sentimental Quilter mugs.  FYI - The first round of mugs and mug quilt kits were mailed out on Friday. I ordered more mugs and they will be here next week.  Please be patient. If you ordered one and it does not arrive next week,  you should get it in about 2 weeks, give or take. If you ordered a kit AND a mug, I will wait for the mugs to arrive and then mail them together. And then we can all sit down and have coffee or tea together and dream about maple leaves . . . .

10 comments:

Jana said...

wow! The runner looks beautiful!

audrey said...

LOVE your wild print in the runner quilt! Such a wonderful little fall mini!

Leeanne said...

Pretty, of course here in New Zealand we are in Spring!

elka said...

Как красиво! По-осеннему...

marian said...

Kathy, the scrappier the better, i say lol!! i love your maple leaf runner and the fabric you used in the setting triangles is PERFECT!!
I have just finished my mini maple leaf quilt, from leftover blocks.. it was so much fun to make :))) cheers... Marian

Symphonia said...

What magnificent autumn colors, I like very much this block ! Your runner is wonderful.
My version of this autumn challenge is in preparation, see you soon on the group Yahoo to see it, kisses. Florence

lovethosehandsathome said...

This is good inspiration! I like anything made with half-square triangles and the maple leaf pattern is charming!

Nyla said...

Love those leaf blocks, very inspiring! I think I'm gonna have to make some!

Rosa said...

Wow,another fabulous blocks and your fabrics are just beautiful!!

Karen said...

I love that pattern. It's one of my favorites.

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