Monday, October 15, 2012

Glorious Autumn Block Party


Glorious Autumn Block Party and Super Deals for Quilters  I am thrilled to be one of the 45 designers taking part in The Glorious Autumn Block Party. There have been so many wonderful blocks presented so far.  They would make a beautiful sampler quilt! I'm so happy to have you stop by my blog and check out my 'Oak Wreath ' block. As a designer I find inspiration all around me.  To come up with my block that I designed especially for the Glorious Autumn Block Party, I didn't have to look further than my own back yard. I have a majestic Oak Tree right out my back door.
A free PDF copy of 'Oak Wreath' can be found HERE and HERE. I hope that you have fun making my 'Oak Wreath' block.
This majestic Oak tree graces my backyard.

The leaves were just starting to change as I worked on designing my block. It was perfect Minnesota fall weather, sunny and in the low 70's with a slight breeze... love it!

I cut 9  4 1/2" blocks to create my background for my block.  I'm using Hoffman's Bali Handpaints.

I laid my blocks out to create a 9-patch block.

Traced leaves on heat and bond, all ready to be ironed onto my contrasting leaf fabric.

I arranged the leaves out on to my 9-patch block overlapping stems and leaves to form a wreath. 
Then I iron them onto the block.

The finished block. This would make a lovely wallhanging, pillow, table runner for fall.
Make a set of 12 and it would be a fantastic lap quilt for fall.  For a different look you could
use a cream background with fall colored leaves. I also think this block would look  nice with
stems quilted on the leaves. Quilting would make this block pop.




Now onto the giveaway... Wilson and I are so excited about our giveaway!   Our friends at The Fat Quarter Shop is donating a very cool prize.  A Fat Quarter Bundle of 'Heather Bostic's Blogger's Choice'.  Stop on by The Fat Quarter Shop and check out this fantastic collection and take time to browse the other beautiful fat quarter bundles.  To win, leave me a comment on what you would do with such a wonderful selection of fabric.  For a second chance to win, leave a comment that you are a follower too!  For a third chance to win, tweet about my blog post and the Glorious Autumn Block Party. Wilson and I will announce a lucky winner, October 23rd


 
You Could win this!
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My designer profile and the Quilter's Super Deal of the day are on the
I'm sharing this week with these talented designers too!

October 17th
Caren

October 18th
Melissa



Happy quilting and perfect stitches to you!

103 comments:

  1. Fabulous giveaway! I'd make my son a quilt - he's just left home to go to uni!

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  2. I'm a happy follower!
    Thank you for the block pattern! I love the fabrics you used.

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  3. I am a follower. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  4. I'm looking for the perfect fat quarter to make a pattern called Basket Case. One of these would be great.

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  5. Would love to make quilt for my daughter-in-law.

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  6. I love how you made your leaves into a wreath! Thanks for the chance in the giveaway, I would make a lap quilt to give as a Christmas gift.

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  7. I'm thinking an Amy Butler Weekender bag would be great in these fabrics!

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  8. Love these fabrics. I'd make a quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. I would make a Fall wall hanging with those gorgeous neutrals!! I always end up buying bright colors and never have any blacks browns or tans. Thanks, Vivian

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  10. I would definitely make a quilt with this fabric. I love your autumn block design with the batiks thank you for sharing.

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  11. Cool wreath! If I won, I'd start designing a new lap quilt. :) Thanks for sharing your pattern and for the opportunity to win!

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  12. Nice set of neutrals for a lap quilt.

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  13. gorgeous block. Thanks for sharing. I would love to do up a quilt for my son with this fbric. So rich. Thanks for the opportunity on the draw.
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  14. Thanks for the opoprtunity on the draw. I am a follower.
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  15. Love the fabric! I would make a lap quilt to snuggle under. Thank you for sharing the wreath pattern.

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  16. thanks for sharing you lovely block.
    If I won the fabric I would make a quilt. thanks for a chance to win.

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  17. This afternoon I just had a thought that I should make table toppers for my 5 grade school friends who try to meet for lunch every few months. So guess what I would do with the fabrics!!!

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  18. This afternoon I just had a thought that I should make table toppers for my 5 grade school friends who try to meet for lunch every few months. So guess what I would do with the fabrics!!!

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  19. This afternoon I just had a thought where I should make table toppers for my 5 grade school friends who try to meet every few months for lunch. So guess what I would do with the fabric!

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  20. I am a loving FOLLOWER! And I would sew fantastic things with this featured fabric!

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  21. I am a loving FOLLOWER! And I would sew fantastic things with this featured fabric!

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  22. First I would love the fabric...grin....Second maybe a table topper.

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  23. Thank you for a great block! I really love the leaves. If i won the fabric I think some pillow covers would be great to make with them! thanks!

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  24. lovely fabric .... i see some haloween stuff in there for a fussy cut candle mat and there's plenty left over for a table topper and napkins. thanx for the chance to win!

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  25. I love your wreath block. If I was lucky enough to win, I would make a gorgeous lap quilt with it (that is after I have finished petting the fabrics!),

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  26. I've been following you for a while but realised I hadn't signed up officially. Now I have! Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  27. Love your Oak Wreath! If I had the fabrics in the give-a-way I think I'd put them into a quilt for my son. They say "masculine" to me.

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  28. If I won a bundle this cool, I'd love to make a quilt that's just for me! Thanks for the chance :)

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  29. Cindy, the block you have designed is lovely as are the colours you have used.
    I made the block today, time difference allows me to see it early in the day and I spent the afternoon making it. The block will be added to a Sampler lap quilt that I plan to make.

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  30. My favorite color pallet!!! I'd make a new cozy lap quilt for me to snuggle under while I watch tv this winter!!! I love your oak leaf block, too.

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  31. Thank you for the oak leaf tutorial! Leaves are some of my favorite things. :)

    Lovely fabrics -- I'd make a lap quilt for my husband. His shoulders get cold when he is sitting up in bed reading. He is "Mr. Earth Tones" so I know he'd love those colors.

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  32. I'm now an official follower :)

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  33. HI! HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU VIA GFC+BLOG LOVIN'!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  34. HI! LOVELY PURPLES! I THINK I'D MAKE A NEW BED QUILT! THANKS TO YOU+FQS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  35. Love those prints! I think I would make a nice quilted cover/bag for my Nook ereader and maybe a cute little tote bag to match.

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  36. Oh wonderful choice. I am so glad I am a follower.

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  37. If I win, I am making either a lap quilt, or a bag, or maybe a coin purse or all 3.

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  38. These fabrics would most likely become a quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  39. I'd love to make a lap quilt or use for making a bag. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  40. Hi!!! Love your wreath block!! Very pretty!! Love the purple in it!!!! I am a follower and I would make a shoulder quilt!!! Thanks for the fun!!!1

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  41. I think I might make something for my husband, as those colors look somewhat masculine. I am a new follower of your blog -- I came over from the Glorious Autumn Block Party! Thanks for taking part and sharing your pattern and Fabric. By the way, your Grandparents quilt (and the story) is wonderful

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  42. Oh I love those fabrics! I am planning a neutrals quilt and would love to add them to this quilt :*)

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  43. What beautiful fabric is this? I am having a crush on it as I type. I must have it, really I must. I see a warm snuggle up quilt for my bedroom, adorning my much loved Cracker Barrel Rocker that my son and wife gave me last year for Christmas. Thank you for a chance to win this beautiful fabric and make that quilt. :)

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  44. I follow your blog via GFC and happily so I must say.

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  45. I'm trying to tweet this giveaway. Your links are not working for me so will do it the hard way (sigh) LOL. I am so tired tonight I am silly. find the tweet over at @jeannegwin

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    1. Here's the real link
      http://twitter.com/JeanneGwin/status/258379453611274240

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  46. I would make a quilt for my mom.

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  47. I would use this wonderful fabric to make a bag. I just the fabric. Thank you for sharing.

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

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  48. I am a follower. Thank you.

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

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  49. Heather has her own delightful view of the world. My first thought is to make a reversible tote bag. Then I thought it might be fun to design a reversible table mat or wall hanging--one side for Halloween, the other for Thanksgiving.

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  50. Thank you for the lovely leaf wreath block. The batiks look beautiful in it. This is a great blog hop seeing all the designer blocks!
    I have not seen that fabric line before. Love the Argyle! I would make a quilt for my DH where I didn't cut the fabric too small.

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  51. I just collected some oak leaves to trace so that I can make some mug rugs, coffe copies and placemats with the oak leaf appliqué. Love your oak leaf wreath. Thanks for giveaway.

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  52. Love your choices! I'd make a duvet cover for my parents.

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  53. Those fabrics would make a great guy quilt. Given the fact that I have 4 sons and an amazing husband, I think one of them might have a quilt from them. They would also make nice looking table runner and matching placemats as well because they are such great neutral colors that would go well with any decor. Hmmmmm I might have to make a decision which way I'd actually go if I am lucky enough to win.

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  54. I am a new follower via GFC as well as by email. I know I've been to your site many times in the past but never actually "followed" so now I am.

    Thank you for such a great looking wreath tutorial. I love the fabrics you've used.

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  55. What a very pretty block. Thanks for sharing the pattern.
    These are wonderful fabrics. I can see the tan and black fabrics as a boys shirt and the others as a girls skirt.

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  56. I have become a follower and look forward to seeing you wonderful designs. That fabric is perfect for a manly quilt, and I think I would use it in a quilt for my one of my grandson's if I won.

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  57. I am a new follower and would absolutely love to make a sweet quilt for my daughter who just started ODU and who I miss very much.

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  58. Because I am always looking for great "male" fabrics, those would make a terrific start to a quilt for one of the many men in my life ( I have only boys, and 3 older brothers!!), I have often used charm squares like that with two other neutrals, making mini borders around each of the charm squares, and then sewing them checkerboard style style. That charm pack would make a very stylish looking lap size quilt!

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  59. I like the little snow flakes that are following on your blog page. At first I thought it was something on my computer screen! I am also a follower!

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  60. This is such a great block with the leaves.... real autumn leaves and its screams autumn with those colors !

    The fabrics to win are so beautiful. If I would win I'm going to make a quilt, don't know the pattern yet but I think it will just be a simple block, because the fabrics are too beautiful to cut into small pieces :-)

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  61. Sorry I don't have twitter but I have shared it on my facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/carin.zwaneveld

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  62. Love, Love this color combo. I would make a lap quilt. Thanks.

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  63. Love your leaf block. I plan to sew it this evening. I likely would use the fabric in a guy quilt if I won. Thanks for the chance.

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  64. Your block is just lovely! The batiks are beautiful ... what an interesting choice of fabric ... will try using batiks in my remake of your block:) Thanks for sharing this block!!!
    By the way, Wilson is just adorable ... one of my dogs loves keeping me company while quilting.

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  65. The Oak Leaf block is perfect for this time of year. Thanks for sharing and for a chance at your giveaway.

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  66. I am a follower. If I were lucky enough to win this bundle I would turn it into a wall hanging. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  67. The colors are wonderful. I think it would be great for a quilt for my husband.
    paweis at yahoo dot com

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  68. I'm saving fabric to make my mom a special quilt for her 90th birthday. These fabrics would be a great addition. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  69. I'd be making something for #1 son with this fabric if I won. Love your oak wreath!

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  70. I tweeted. https://twitter.com/nonna_mahoo/status/258764710105739264

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  71. Thank you for the beautiful leaf wreath pdf!!
    Deborah

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  72. I'm planning a quilt for my grandson who loves dark colors. This would be perfect!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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  73. I'm a follower!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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  74. I have a pattern for embroidered old barns. i think this fabric would be perfect for the pieced blocks that go with the embroidery. Love the pattern of the oak leaves. Beautiful fabric too.

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  75. thanks for the chance to win

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  76. gfc follower

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  77. tweeted

    https://twitter.com/1apple_blossom/status/259079035588603904

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  78. I am a follower. This is a beautiful block. If I win, then a stack of small brown quilt blocks that I made years ago might actually become a quilt. Thanks for the chance, and congratulations on a job well done!

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  79. What a beautiful block! This will be fun to make!

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  80. I love everything fall. I would make a fall quilt. And maybe a wall hanging too.

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  81. If I won these fabrics, I would make a prayer shawl and a candle mat.

    Susan

    senstrings at yahoo dot com

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  82. I would love to make a lap quilt with these fabrics!

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  83. I think if I start now, I could have a quilt made by the time my nephew starts university. He's in grade 8 . Lol.

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  84. I would make some beautiful quilt blocks with the fabric..Thanks you for the opportunity to win...

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  85. I am now a follower..Thank you for the chance to win...

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