Monday, October 8, 2012

Leafs Me Happy

Welcome to my little corner in blogland! Whether you are here for the Leafs Me Happy Blog Hop or a regular follower, I hope you enjoy what you see. Today is my day to share my projects for the Leafs Me Happy Blog Hop. If you haven't been following the previous posts, you can find the complete list over at Cherry Blossoms quilting studio. I know that I have found some great inspiration and I'm sure you wouldn't want to miss it!

Of coarse, none of this would be possible without Madame Samm of Sew We Quilt and Cherry, from Cherry Blossoms. A big Thank You goes to both for their willingness to be our cheerleaders!

Although I can not say that fall is my favorite season as I do not look forward to the cool, chilly, cold weather ahead. What I do love about fall is the beautiful colors! We just returned from our annual trip to Door County and the colors were spectacular!




When I signed up for this hop, I was excited to start playing with fabrics in all the wonderful fall colors!
One of the things I think of in fall are sunflowers. I found this wonderful free paper pieced garden bench on Regina Grewe website. It is no longer available.


I made the bench the focal point of my sunflower garden mini quilt. Here it is pieced with the sunflowers fussy cut and appliqued. Once it was sandwiched, using FMQ and monofilament as well as metallic thread, I quilting the sunflowers and leaves. Using a zig zag stitch, I created the stems. Wouldn't you like to grab a book and relax in my garden? 


Next, I began playing with the fall color of leaves and made these 2 blocks. 



These blocks are 12 1/2"  unfinished. I wanted to include another common fall sight ~ flying geese heading south to their winter home ~ so I stitched together rows of geese and made this asymmetric table runner. I'm calling this 
Leafs Me Geesing.


Having too much fun to stop there...so I found a flying geese in a circle pattern on Caryl Bryer Fallert website. The block is 12 1/2" unfinished.


I really needed to include some pumpkins ~ so I drew up some pumpkins that could be used as a border and surrounded the circle of geese with these pumpkins. 



This mini quilt is 24 1/2" and is still unfinished. Hopefully I will find some time to sandwich and quilt it soon! I really love the bright fall colors!

I also showed a little sneak peek of my mini sunflower dresden here. Well, they multiplied into 4 sunflowers that I made into coasters. These little sunflowers measure 5 1/2" across. 


I will be putting together a tutorial in the near future, so if you are interested, please stop back. I'd love for you to become a follower, if you would like, so you won't miss the posting. 

Thanks for visiting. It has been a lot of fun. Now join me in visiting the rest of the talented ladies on the hop today! 

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83 comments:

  1. WOW!! You've started off with a bang!! You have sewn up a bevy of gorgeous here! The adorable bench that beckons is amazing especially with the sunflowers, all the way through to those sweet little dresden sunflower coasters.
    Thank you for sharing :O)

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  2. Lots of great eye candy! I especially like the flying geese in a circle. Regina has some really great patterns and your bench is adorable. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Wow they are such great projects - I love your bench one and those sunflower coaster are fabulous too. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Just a superb collection of fall blocks! The flying geese circle is stunning. Thank you for sharing with us today.

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  5. You have made so many beautiful blocks. And your circle of geese is stunning
    Thanks for sharing
    Britt-Inger in Malmö Sweden

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  6. thanks for sharing..

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  7. Sew much fall beauty! Love the bench, love the block, love the coasters. Well I guess I just love it all!

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  8. You did so much! And all of it lovely. The garden bench is my favourite (it reminded me of summer!). But I also love the sunflower coasters. What a great idea. I put you on my google reader list, so I won't miss that tutorial. Thank you for showing of all your work!

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  9. Your blocks are stunning! Absolutely amazing!

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  10. The Garden Bench will most likely make one of the 3 spots today! It is for sure one of my choices! Love that!

    Everything is awesome though! I love the Sunflower Dresdan!

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  11. wow! Great project. SUch inspiration. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  12. There are all fabulous! Thanks for sharing all of your lovely work.

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  13. You got so much done! I'm puttering away! Thank you for the beautiful shots of the fall foliage. I just don't get to see very much of it here, and seeing it just takes me back to my childhood.

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  14. Wow so many beautiful things, those sunflowers are my fave tho!

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  15. Sew we meet again...lookie here..your work as usual is outstanding...
    your imagination beyond our scope...I think yes I do...think you ...well you will just have to take a peak wink..

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  16. Wonderful blocks -- love the sunflowers! And the circle of geese is amazing!

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  17. wow, so many incredible projects! I love the Sunflower coasters and that circle of geese just blows me away!

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  18. Dawn--Loved all your pieces, photos are great and I am now following. I look forward to future posts. Thanks For Sharing

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  19. All of your projects were wonderful! I especially love the flying geese, but they are all pretty! Great job!
    (I am already a follower!)

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  20. Wow you were super busy!! Love your pumpkin border and sunflower coasters!!

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  21. hulseybg@gmail.com
    Oh wow! I love the little bench and would certainly want to sit on it! beautiful! The blocks and the flying geese are great too! I really like the round gese! The unflower coaster are so cool! I loved to make some of those as gifts! thanks for the pretties!

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  22. Great projects. That bench is super cute and those little pieces that you worked with for the mat and coasters. Impressive and beautiful too.

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  23. Gorgeous blocks. Love the creativity. Thanks for sharing bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  24. Good grief.....7 projects! A feast for the eyes! Thanks for sharing your lovely work.

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  25. Hi!!! It is all just wonderful, amazing and beautiful!!! Leafs me geesing cracks me up!!!! Hee hee The bench does look like you could walk right up and take a seat!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

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  27. WOW! You made some wonderful things! I enjoyed looking at your work, can't decide what I like the most, thanks for sharing!

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  28. Your blocks are so cute...I especially love the pumpkin one hanging on the fence.

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  29. An ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL JOB! Thank you for taking the time to share with us. I am in LOVE with the circular flying geese block.

    Cheers!

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  30. Wow! I love your flying geese circle and the dresden sunflowers!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  31. Like Gill, I LOVE the flying geese circle and(being from Kansas) the dresden sunflower coasters. I am looking foreward to the tute.

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  32. OH MY GOSH, was my reaction on seeing your bench quilt block. And one of my favorite blocks is the bear paw and I like flying geese also. So you hit on every one of my likes. The picture parade was fantastic too. Thanks

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  33. Dawn as usual you have some gorgeous stuff here - the flying geese circle is amazing! blessings, marlene

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  34. Dawn-Love all your work, too many great ideas to pick a favorite. I also checked out your blog and Thank You for doing such as great job with those 3rd graders. I am a retired Home Economics teacher who also taught 4th and 6th grade. From California, thanks for sharing.

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  35. Great job on all your blocks.The runner is amazing.I signed up for your email

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  36. Fantastic projects.I specially love the geese one.Thanks for sharing!!

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  37. Love the flying geese. Do you have a pattern for the sunflower coasters?

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  38. Love your blocks! Thanks for sharing

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  39. Dawn,
    WOW that is a lot of fall extravaganza! Amazing little treasures. DO YOU SLEEP :) It is all really cute. congrats on being one of the top two leafs me happy bloggers for the day. Thanks for the inspiration. Janita

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  40. OMG..what amazingly beautiful blocks...love them!! TFS Look forward to the mini sunflower tutorial.

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  41. Wow! Dawn, some really great blocks. You have been busy. I really like them all.

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  42. You are been busy!!! Gorgeous blocks...I want to share a cuppa on your garden bench!!! So fabulous!!!!! And how did you do the edges on your sunflower mug rugs??? Wowzer!!

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  43. Great blocks. I love the bench and sunflowers. And your circle block(is that possible?) is wonderful!!!!

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  44. Rosemary B here:
    totally following. I love all of your projects. everything is marvelous.
    Really, every single thing you made here is just adorable!
    I want to make those sunflower coasters!!
    thank you for sharing your creativity

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  45. All of your blocks were wonderful - and I really liked how the last one evolved - wow, all those flying geese. Thanks for participating and sharing. Judy C in NC

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  46. Wonderful projects but especially love the circle , wow that is so neat !! I am a follower so will be watching closely for that tutorial , so cute!

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  47. What a lot of great ideas and blocks you have made. Love the runner and the flying geese in a circle.
    in stitches

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  48. Very pretty projects-- my favorite is the garden bench-- it is SO beautiful!!! :-)

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  49. I do follow you, Dawn. You made so many wonderful blocks. My favorite was the garden bench with the sunflowers. Ohh, I wish Regina's pattern was still available. I will be out in a minute with my book - won't you join me, too?

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  50. Love the Sunflower coasters, have become a follower so I don't miss the tutorial. Also love the garden bench.

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  51. All of your work is so inspiring. Love the way the circle of geese looks finished with the pumpkins. No wonder it was one of the chosen.
    Looking forward to the sunflower tut. I'd admired them during my visit. I love the detailing on the sunflowers. Great job.

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  52. Great projects. That paper pieced bench looks cozy enough to sit on. Really like the bears paw with flying geese. The geese in a circle are over the top. My fave are the little sunflower cup cozies.

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  53. I love all your blocks!! Especially the last one!! Gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  54. You've been so busy! All your projects look wonderful! I love your mini quilt with the garden bench and the sunflowers. It's too bad the bench is no longer available from Regina. I really like the sunflower coasters too.

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  55. Great projects! You've been very busy. I love your Leafs Me Geesing runner. Thanks for sharing.

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  56. Love your blocks and projects! They really feel like Fall :o)

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  57. Your projects are so lovely. Thank you for sharing such wonderful talent.

    My giveaway is still going on over @ The Learning Curve, http://jeannegwin.blogspot.com/2012/10/leafs-me-happy-day-3.html Come one - Come all and enter to win 6 FQ's of fall-ish fabric, you have until midnight Wed, October 10 to enter.

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  58. Love all your little blocks and projects. You really made a lot of work out of this hop! Thanks for sharing.

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  59. Great collection of projects! I especially like the sunflowers.

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  60. So leafy sweet today! Lovely sunflowers! My favorite. All your projects are awesome! Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

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  61. Love you bench block looks lovely on the hanger thanks for sharing Becky

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  62. Wow! What gorgeous blocks. When you put the border around the circular flying geese that put the size of them more into perspective - they are small and that stitching had to be tedious. The colors say FALL! The blocks are very inspirational. That's one of the things I like about the blog hop - I see many, many things that inspire me. I see so many thiugs that I want to make and either don't have time or the talent to do. It makes me appreciate the talent and creativity of others even more. Makes me realize how different people are and how much we can appreciate those difference instea of being envious. Thank you for taking time in this busy world of ours to take time to particpate and share your creativity. I'm sure you make not not my day but also the day of others brighter. I'm sure you will be richly blessed.

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  63. I love all your blocks. The bench and sunflowers is so pretty. I also adore the sunflower coasters, I am seriously going to make some. What a great idea. thanks for sharing.

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  64. Love the photos your posted, the fall leaves are beautiful! Your blocks are fabulous too! Your fabric, beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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  65. all your blocks are wonderful. i especially love your coasters.

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  66. You outdid yourself with all these pretty blocks and gorgeous finishes. Wow!! I'm in awe! I think I'd like to savour the fall colours perched on that sweet bench in front of the sunflowers. ;o)

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  67. What wonderful projects and blocks! You've been busy!

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  68. Wow! Fantastic projects! Love all those colors! Thanks for participating & inspiring us today!

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  69. Wow, all your projects are beautiful! I really would not be able to pick a favorite as they are all so gorgeous! Great job!

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  70. Wow, lots of great blocks in this post! Love them all.

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  71. Hiya! OH MY, you have been busy!!! I can't imagine trying flying geese in a circle. Way ahead of me, that's for sure. Your work is lovely, I love sunflowers too, and I love your little bench in the garden. Thanks for sharing all your gorgeous work with us. Blessed be, hugs!!!

    playamom57 at yahoo dot com

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  72. dawn You did such a wonderful job on your collection of blocks. Thank You for sharing them with us. They are inspiring!

    Sincerly,
    Tricia

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  73. Love your table runner and your garden bench block is so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  74. what lovely work! thank you for the inspiration!

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  75. Oh my! What a wind"fall" of lovely fall creations! Lovely fall photos too! I just wanted to also say that my dad lives in northern Wisconsin and when my mom was still alive, they would like to go to Door County with friends.

    It is so nice meeting you through Madame Samm's blog hops. I will be participating in my first Blog Hop coming up (U R Priceless coin purse blog hop :o)

    Blessings & Aloha!

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Sweet sentiments