Monday, October 9, 2017

Falling Leaves

Leaves are falling here but the bright colors we expect in fall aren't appearing. The summer was very dry and a lot of the trees seem to be going directly from green to brown. Our guild's October optional block is a pair of leaves. In a nod to the "colors" I am seeing this year, I made mine in brown and dull gold. This is the corrected block.

And this is my first attempt. It's easy to get things turned around!

Which is why the blocks from Elizabeth Hartmann's Fancy Forest can be problematic. There is nothing really difficult about the blocks, but there are lots of mirror imaged stitch and flip pieces and it's very easy to get things mixed up. I became very conversant with the seam ripper. I am getting behind on baby quilts for friends and acquaintances. I saw an example in a LQS that was a light bulb moment. It featured one of the animals from Fancy Forest set into a large piece of background fabric, backed with Minky and quilted. This block will go into a similar baby quilt for my neighbor.

I found a gray Minky fabric with rabbits and it was a no-brainer for the back of this quilt.


  1. Love, love LOVE those Falling Leaves blocks!!! I don't recall seeing that pattern before. Perfect project for Autumn!