Fall is here and I love it so much! Cozy quilts, hot chocolate, sitting by a warm fire, soups and all things pumpkin are some of the things I think of when the days grow shorter. And then there’s this scrappy leaf block that had to happen!
I went down a long rabbit hole when coming up with this project. Here’s the progression:
- What should I write about on the blog this week?
- I could share pictures of baby Delaney (yes, those are here).
- It’s about time for a WIP post.
- What about a Fall quilt project round-up? That’s takes a lot of time. Let me do some research first.
- Check out these ideas on Pinterest!
- Oh, look at that cute leaf block! I should make my own leaf block – a scrappy one.
- I’ll just open up EQ8 (software) and see what I can come up with. Maybe I’ll even do a tutorial.
And here we are two days later with two scrappy leaf blocks complete and a tutorial forthcoming! Aren’t those rabbit holes fun?
Scrappy leaf block
This scrappy leaf block measures 7 1/2″ (finished) and it’s so pretty! There are a lot of pieces, but I wanted something scrappy and I wanted it to be fairly easy – just squares, rectangles and hst’s. Fall leaves naturally have lots of colors in them so the more colorful scraps the better! Most of these fabrics are from Art Gallery Fabrics with Moda’s Grunge for the background.
The tutorial is not quite finished, but will be ready later this week. I may include different block sizes if I’m feeling really ambitious!
I’m going to make five scrappy leaf blocks and turn them into a fall table runner. I’ve just started decorating for fall, and I need a runner for the console table in my entry way. That’s the plan anyway!
September has been a busy month for me. I spent five days in Texas and had a fantastic time with my grandkids. Baby Delaney was just ten days old when I first arrived. I love holding new babies and watching them sleep. They make the cutest faces and noises! It was a busy week, but I was able to spend quality time with each grandchild and I loved every minute of it.
After I returned from Texas, we (Mr. Crafty Quilter and two of our daughters) drove to my parent’s ranch to celebrate their 90th birthdays. I come from a very large family – my mom is the second to the youngest of 13 children! There were lots of cousins, nieces and nephews to help blow out the candles. It was a beautiful day!
Next, I’m preparing for a trip to the East coast with five of my high school girlfriends. We all turned 60 this year, so we’re treating ourselves to the beautiful Fall colors of New England. I’m really excited; I’ve never been to the East coast! Being a California girl, I have no idea what to pack other than comfy shoes and lots of warm layers. I’ll be gone the first week of October, so things will be quiet here on the blog. When I return, I have a post planned on the different sizes of rotary cutters and which to use for various tasks in quilting. So many choices, right? But first, a scrappy leaf block tutorial!
Thanks for reading and happy quilting!