Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Leafs Me Happy


Today is the last day for the Leafs Me Happy blog hop and my turn to share with you my block. I am sew happy to participate in this hop since it gives me the push I need to sew some fun things for my home for Fall. I'd like to thank Madame Samm and Cherry for putting this blog hop together. They are awesome cheerleaders!
I had the hardest time trying to decide which block I would like to make, in the end I settled on this one. I love star blocks, you can't go wrong with them. I used a charm pack from Moda called Give Thanks (designed by Deb Strain) for my wallhanging. I love these quilt sizes because I could use it as a table topper or wallhanging. My block is 12.5".



This is the quilt top. At first I wasn't going to put borders on it, but after I put the blocks together I felt it needed borders. 


Here it is all finished. I am naming this wallhanging Starburst.  I really love this fabric collection. The colors are so rich and warm, absolutely perfect for fall. Check back later this week for the tutorial.


I hope you're having alot of fun and inspiration. Check out all the blogs on today's hop.

85 comments:

Heleen Groot said...

Beautiful! I think you were right to add a border, it looks fantastic. I'll be sure to check back for the tutorial! I think I have some red fabric that would do just fine.....thanks!

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh its lovely - that border finishes it off perfectly doesnt it. Thanks for sharing.

Lyndsey said...

A great little quilt. I love the fabric you have used. Thanks for sharing.

charlotte said...

very pretty. I love your block and your wall hanging.

Gill said...

Lovely colours on a grey and gloomy day here in the UK!
Thank you!

Britt-Inger said...

I love your Starbust blocks. The colors and shapes are wonderful.
Thanks for sharing
Britt-Inger in Malmö, Sweden

Thearica said...

YES! The border finishes it nicely! Love the block you chose!

Rosa said...

I love your stunning wallhanging and your fabrics color choices are calling the fall season.Thanks for sharing!!

Marla Nelson said...

Your wall hanging turned out really nice. Nice job/

Mommarock said...

See now, I love that! It is sweet and simple, and very much fall. I would love to snuggle up under that and keep warm all season long. Goodness knows I'm ALWAYS cold.

krislovesfabric said...

Your project is wonderful, so glad you added the border, thanks for sharing!

Wendy said...

how pretty!

Denise :) said...

I love this...especially the finished piece!! Nicely done. :)

Patricia said...

Great project. Nice and bright.

gpc said...

What a beautiful wall hanging! I agree, those fabrics are fabulous.

beaquilter said...

cute blocks and quilt!!

Linda said...

What a beautiful wall hanging!! Great job! I love the golds and oranges in your blocks.

Abbigail said...

That is so pretty! When I looked I the finished wall hanging my first thoughts were " gathering hands"! It seems like in the center the blocks pieces are twisting around to hold hands with each other! Love it Love the colors and everything about this! Wonderful job!
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JCnNC said...

Wonderful and colorful blocks. Love them - Judy C in NC

Madame Samm said...

ahhhh a lovely morning it is ..from here and over there the view is wellll...leafs us all very happy ...

Sherry said...

I just love your block! When you put the four together, they make a great inter-connecting pattern. The colors are very pretty, also. May have to try one of my own. With your permission of course.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Stunning! Adding the border was a good choice - it sets off those blocks to perfection! blessings, marlene

Truffle queen said...

Lovely! And what a great way to use up a ton of autumnal-colored scraps! BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing!!

Laura said...

pretty

Judith said...

Your quilt is lovely with all the fall colors! Enjoyed my visit today. Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

punkypurls said...

Love the quilt with and without border. Great job.

carla (http://dancingmoon-carla.blogspot.com/) said...

Hi!! Love it!!1 The colors are wonderful!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

Connie said...

What a beautiful wall hanging and what neat fabrics!

Sandy D said...

Great block. The border finishes it off. Thanks for sharing.I am now a new follower.

deborah said...

This would be my choice for one of the top 2 of the day. Beautiful!

Vickie said...

I love that, I'll check back later. I think I'll follow you too.

BizyStitches said...

This has been a fun hop. Love how you put your blocks together. This would look great hanging in my dinning room LOL

Suze said...

I was surprised at the movement when the blocks were put together. It makes a stunning wall hangings. The colors are beautiful. It is just perfect. Borders are not my favorite part of the quilt and I think you did the right thing adding the borders. Thank you for taking time to participate in the blog hop and share your creativity. I look forward to the tutorial. I think I've just found anothr project for my to-do list. Again, many thanks for the inspiration.

Katherine said...

Gorgeous! I love the colours and the design - the perfect combination. Fresh and pretty, Kim!

Gwen said...

Beautiful!! I don't think I've ever seen this block before-- love how the use of dark and light fabrics make the woven effect! I'm going to pin this-- for my "to do" list! :-)

Francine said...

Very nice! I love that the color placement give it movement. Fabulous

sew.darn.quilt said...

Oh this is beautiful, the colours are wonderful.
Thank you for sharing :)

Petit Design Co. said...

I really love your center panel, there is so much to look at.

patchouli moon studio said...

It's beautiful.

Kathy H said...

Pretty quilt. I like the border you chose.

tink's mom said...

I love this block on it's own but with the group as a table topper it is stellar. Thanks for sharing.

Patty D from NC said...

These look great together and the border makes it pop!

Cathy said...

Beautiful wall hanging. The fabric exudes the feeling of fall. Very nice.

Maria Kievit said...

Your blocks together almost makes it look like an unending circle! Nice block and work. Thanks for sharing.

Nellie Duclos said...

Hi Kim-It took me awhile to "see" the stars as the beautiful fabrics you selected highlighted the oranges in a more or less circular pattern. The addition of the border really sets off the colors in the four squares-a very nice addition. Thanks for sharing.

Rebeckah Austin said...

I love it!!!!

Lyn said...

I love your blocks. Made a really pretty grouping. Thanks for being part of the hop!

Julie said...

Beautiful colors! I like that there is a secondary pattern in the color arrangement. Great job!

Cyndi loves to stitch said...

Using the darker fabrics outside your stars points and HSTs in corners was interesting!!! And with the fabric name, Give Thanks rolling around in my head, when I looked at the comleted quilt, The pattern created reminded me of the criscrossed hands of a small group of people/family praying together at Thanksgiving. Very Pretty!!!

Carrie P. said...

Your quilt is perfect for fall. thanks for sharing.

JanesQuilting said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I love the pattern and the colors that you used. Thank you for sharing.

Sallie said...

I love the layout. Thanks for participating in the blog hop!

Sue said...

That is one gorgeous wallhanging. I love the vivid colors you used...It will beautiful hanging!

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
Oh my goodness, your creation is just beautiful, I love the colors and simple design, This says "Fall"
I did click on it to look at your quilting and you are really good.
thank you so much for sharing your creativity

Farm Quilter said...

Lovely wall hanging!!! The border is absolutely perfect! Thank you for sharing with us.

pinsandneedles said...

The colors in your quilt are gorgeous! I love how they twist together. Thanks for sharing!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

I like this alot. Congrats on being one of the chosen. Looking forward to the tut!
Thanks for sharing.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Love your blocks and those fabrics are so yummy! Look forward to your tutorial (I'm a new follower now). TFS

Sheila said...

Oh the gorgeous fall colors , just bursting in these blocks , wonderful job!!

Nancy in IN said...

The border makes the quilt. Thanks for sharing.

Mimi said...

I love this!! Looks awesome!! Thanks for sharing a great idea... I hope I can pin it for future reference.

Robin said...

Your quilt turned out beautiful!

Needled Mom said...

That is gorgeous - a real winner!!!

LJ said...

Just gorgeous. Yes, those colors say FALL! Thanks for sharing with us hoppers.

Just Carol said...

So beautiful! I love the colors, the block, all of it. :O)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous! You make me want to pull out my fabric and start quilting!

Gina said...

Awesome block design and wallhanging! I love those colors! Thanks for participating in the blog tour and inspiring up today!

Leslie said...

Your block twists and turns and laughs with Fall colors.

Jeanne Gwin said...

I love that interaction you have going on with your fabric choices. thanks for sharing.
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evelyn said...

Beautiful block. I love the movement you have created. The border is perfect.

SpartanBabe said...

Love your quilt top! Thanks for sharing with us :O)

Annette said...

love the cheery colors you used .... nice and bright to cheer up a dull day.
thanks for sharing your quilt
in stitches

Judy said...

I love the pattern. I have made it before and it is awesome in fall fabrics. Thanks for sharing!!

joyce said...

Pretty colors!

mary mahoo said...

I love your wallhanging! I'll definitely be back for the tutorial.Thanks for sharing with us all!

Tricia said...

Ohhhh beautiful I love it!! It has nice balance to it. Thank You for sharing with us.

Sincerely,
Tricia

Leah said...

Great use of colors! The block looks great!!

Pam said...

Hiya! What a gorgeous quilt. The colors are very warm and rich. Thank you for sharing your lovely work with us. Blessed be, hugs!!!

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MoeWest said...

Your Starburst quilt looks lovely! I love the colours in the Give Thanks fabrics too.

Mrs.Pickles said...

what lovely work! thank you for the inspiration!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I love your little quilt Kim! The colors are gorgeous!

Pauline said...

What lovely colors you used for this sweet quilt. Thanks for showing.

Ariane said...

You table topper is gorgeous!! I love it!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow your table topper is beautiful! I LOVE the colors. And I have a pile of fall fabrics that would be perfect for this block. Can't wait for your tutorial.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

This is just gorgeous... I'm following now and can't wait for your tutorial!