Reading all of your comments on the quilt along has been so fun! I am delighted with the response to the blocks and the giveaways. Some readers are starting to put progress photos on the Flickr group too. I wanted to share with you a couple of ideas outside of the quilt along.
If you like the leaf block, there are ways to use it alone in some interesting projects. This is my Autumn quilt I made several years ago. The leaf block is a classic design that I used in my first really big king size quilt. These blocks finished at 9 inches square, and there are 56.
They are set 7 x 8 with the stems pointing in random directions. The sashing is background fabric and cornerstones of the border fabric to make the leaves float. The quilting is a pantograph that gives the feeling of wind blowing. I was delighted to win an honorable mention on this quilt for design. You can see that I was still very new at quilting at this stage by the cut off points all over.
If you would like just leaves for a table topper, my Maple Star for Moda pattern might be one to consider. To get the free pattern download, just click on the link. I quilted this one with a maple leaf pantograph, brown thread, and Warm and Natural batting.
From our Autumn Jubilee Flickr sharing group, Quiltmouse shared her gold leaves arranged for a picture like the Maple Star setting.
I really love these colors that Diann is using!
Anna has some gorgeous batiks in her leaves.
And don’t you love her photobomber, Boris?
Susan has a bunch of gold leaves too.
And here are Mary’s, gold is really popular this year!
Quiltmouse has started her pumpkins too.
Judy finished her mini quilt, love the orange binding!
Danice finished her mini too.
I can’t wait to see your progress as we go forward. If you missed any of the giveaway posts, please click below and enter. Sponsors like to see a lot of comments and visits so they will continue to support the giveaways. I am missing a lot of my local readers on these, so come on and enter!
Many of you may not be stampers or card makers, but please enter the Stampin’ Up giveaway anyway. If you win and you don’t stamp or have someone to give it to, I can always draw another winner.
Coming up are giveaways from Backside Fabrics and Fat Quarter Shop, so stay tuned! And post your progress on any of the Autumn Jubilee projects on Flickr.
Judy posted her Harvest Wreath, her elements blend together beautifully!
And Carol was inspired by the leaves so much she made a necklace.
Val pulled out some wools from her stash and started the Sunday Stitch Along. Look at all her pretty hand embroidery thread colors so well organized!
Are you having fun with Autumn Jubilee?