Wednesday, October 10, 2012

My "Leaf Me Happy" Blog Hop Day!!!

Hi everyone!!

Welcome to my day of the "Leaf Me Happy" blog hop.
Today is the last day of the hop.
It's been so much fun seeing all the blocks that were shared.
I'm so inspired by all the participants.
Thanks so much to Madame Samm for coming up with this wonderful Blog Hop.
And thanks so much to Cherry from Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio for organizing all the bloggers.

Here's my scrappy "Maple Leaves a plenty" block.

I made my block from a paper pieced pattern I purchased here.
The pattern is for one 6 inch finished leaf.
So, I made 4 to make my 12 inch finished block.
I love Maple leaves and I love using scraps.
So this was the perfect combination for me.
I used medium blue as the background fabric because I wanted it to mimic the blue sky.

I've used this pattern before.
I had made a placemat and pot holder for a swap a few years ago.
I had reduced the leaf pattern to 3.5 inches for the placemat,
and used the original pattern for the potholder.

I hope you like my block!
Don't forget to visit the other blogs on the hop today.
Here is the list.

Wednesday 10



82 comments:

Judy B said...

Beautiful maple leaves! I love paper piecing, so easy to match your points and yours are perfect! Thank you for sharing.

Chris said...

Lovely colors! Thank you for sharing with us.

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

Hi!!! Your leaf block is wonderful!!! Love the colors too!!1 Thank You

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Your blocks are lovely! I love your fabric choices.

Heleen Groot said...

I love your block. I really like the blue skies with your leaves. It really adds to the colour of the leaf. Beautiful!

Sunshine Girl said...

Very nice - I love the colours. Thanks for sharing.

Lyndsey said...

I love your maple leaves it is such a great block and the colours you have used are lovely. Thanks for sharing.

charlotte said...

very pretty. looks great on the blue background.

Gill said...

Beautiful leaves
Thank you!

Cathy said...

Wow, fabulous block! The blue fabrics are a nice touch.

Britt-Inger said...

Your leaves are beautiful and a great idea with the blue background.
Thanks for sharing
Britt-Inger in Malmö Sweden

Rosa said...

Your leaves are just beautiful.I love paper piecing pattern .Thanks for sharing!

Thearica said...

That blue background makes those leafs POP!! I was saying WOW all through your post!

Mommarock said...

Love your block! And then I love what you did with it :)

PiecefulChaos said...

I love that block and I still have and use all of the items you sent in that swap. The "placemat" was too pretty to use as a placemat so it is hanging with my Mimi quilt collection in my office.

Helen said...

Love your Block and to see it in the placemat, it is beautiful! I look forward to seeing future posts since I am now following along.

krislovesfabric said...

Your projects all look wonderful, thanks for sharing!

Wendy said...

How lovely! I love the blue you've used and the matching coasters!

Denise :) said...

Gorgeous! :)

gpc said...

I love your block and love your colors - I wouldn't have thought to use blue, but it's perfect. It reminds me of lying on the ground looking up at the sky through the autumn leaves above.

Linda said...

Your blocks are gorgeous!!! I love the pattern, but the colors you've used really make it come alive! Great job!

beaquilter said...

those are stunning!!

Abbigail said...

Oh I love all these items! Fall is a wonderful time of the year and I can see it sure inspired you! The scrappy look is one of my favorites and these are wonderful uses of your scraps! I like all the items you have made and I had gotten some ideas for you on some things I need to make! thanks!
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JCnNC said...

You have a very good eye for color because your blocks are beautiful - I love your blocks. Judy C in NC

Madame Samm said...

absolutely stunning Ariane..you most certainly were in our top choices today...love the colors and background...absolutely perfect

StitchinByTheLake said...

Ariane I love your leaf block and especially the blue background! blessings, marlene

Truffle queen said...

Beautiful blocks! I've never seen anyone use the medium blue FALL sky before - it's stunning! I put this one in my favorites! LOVE it!! Thanks for sharing!!

Aileen said...

What fun looking leaves!

paulette said...

Gorgeous!
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Kim said...

Your maple leaf block is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Judith said...

Oh my, this is so leafy beautiful! Thank you for sharing. Judith, Texas

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Oh my is right, Ariane...beautiful!

Carolyn :)

Connie said...

Beautiful leaf blocks and projects! The backgrounds you choose work perfectly!

Sandy D said...

Awesome block and placemat. The colors you chose just shout Autumn. Thanks for sharing with us.

Nellie Duclos said...

Ariane-That block is gorgeous and I checked out the Etsy shop-what a gold mine. I will definitely remember that! Your ensemble is fantastice-the color choices are beautiful. From California, thanks for sharing.

deborah said...

Beautiful!

Suze said...

I like the medium blue background for the blue sky. Blue is my favorite color and I like the shade of blue you chose. It looks really nice with the oranges and yellows. It reminds me of a lovely autumn evening with the vibrant fall colors of the leaves. I like the scrapiness of your blocks. And, the fabrics do not fight. They work together beautifully - just like nature. Thank you for taking time to participate in the blog hop. I'm sue that you inspired not only me but many others. My to-do list is growing fast! Thanks, again for participating and sharing your creativity.

BizyStitches said...

Just darling. Love the place mat idea.

Katherine said...

Oh, what a cool paper pieced block! You've made such beautiful finishes with those blocks. Wow!

Gwen said...

Lovely!! And the blue background really *does* look like the beautiful Autumn sky! :-)

sew.darn.quilt said...

No! I don't like it!

I LOVE IT!! As a Canuck that grew up in Manitoba, home of the Manitoba Maple trees this is perfection to a "T".
Thank you for sharing :)

patchouli moon studio said...

Great Leaves Ariane! Looks wonderful with the blue fabrics too.

Kathy H said...

Beautiful leaves. Great decorations for this fall.

Patty D from NC said...

these are great - thanks for sharing.

Maria Kievit said...

Love your colourful maple leaves! Wonderful job. Thanks for sharing.

Rebeckah Austin said...

I love it!

Susan said...

What lovely blocks! Thanks for sharing.

Lyn said...

Very nice! Thanks for being part of the hop!

Julie said...

I like the leaves with blue behind them. Very lovely!

Carrie P. said...

great fabric choices for you leaves. love your block.

JanesQuilting said...

Your leaves are beautiful. I like the blue background that you used. Thank you for sharing.

Sallie said...

Very pretty! Thanks for participating in the hop!

Sue said...

Gorgeous blocks! I love the colors you used..the blue makes everything POP! Thanks for sharing.

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
I DO like your block very very much!
I love the blue background it just looks like autumn sky against the leaves. Absolutely lovely
thank you so much for sharing your other projects too.

pinsandneedles said...

Maple leaves are so pretty in the fall. You really captured the bright colors against a blue sky. Great job! Thanks!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Pretty leaves. I really like the blue sky. It reminds of being a kid and laying under the trees with the leaves falling. Your placemat is gorgeous.
Thanks for sharing the link.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Great combination of fabrics and love the blue sky!! TFS

Sheila said...

Wonderful scrappy maple leafs , great job and I also love your previous projects with this pattern ,thanks for sharing .

Nancy in IN said...

I love your leaves and what you did with them. I love paper piecing.
Thanks for sharing.

sandra said...

What a beautiful block I just love the colors.

Robin said...

I love your block! The blue looks beautiful as a back ground!

Needled Mom said...

Your blocks are lovely. It reminds me of lying on the ground looking up at the sky with the colored leaves on the trees.

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LJ said...

Maple leaves are falling...Yours is a great block. PP sure makes for great points and your center is spot-on!!

Lesley said...

Your block is gorgeous! Well done!

Gina said...

Awesome block! I love your color choices! Thanks for participating in the blog tour and inspiring us today! I'm following!

Leslie said...

Every time I click on the Leaf Hop blogs I see something new and wonderful. Your projects are lovely.

Jeanne Gwin said...

I love that we all went so many different directions with this hop. Can't wait for the next. Thanks for sharing. I may have to copy this. Thanks
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evelyn said...

I do like your blocks. The colour combos are so real-a leaf takes on many shades as it changes. Great job.

SpartanBabe said...

So cool! Love your block and your previous projects! Thanks for sharing and hopping with us Ariane!

Annette said...

love the shape of this maple leaf. I too like them very much I will have to keep an eye out of the pattern.
thanks for sharing
in stitches

Judy said...

That is an awesome block. Thanks for sharing!

Jacquelin said...

Me gustan mucho estas hojas. Ha quedado precioso.

joyce said...

How pretty with Athens blue background!

mary mahoo said...

How pretty! The blue really makes the fall colours glow. Thanks for sharing.

Tricia said...

your Paper Piecing Maple Leaves are just beautiful and are a nice contrast against the blues that you used for the sky. Thank You for sharing them with us.

SIncerely,
Tricia

Leah said...

Super block!!!

Pam said...

Hiya! Love your Maple Leaves a plenty block, the colors are fantastic. Thank you for sharing with us. Blessed be, hugs!!!

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MoeWest said...

This is sooo pretty! I love the colours/fabrics that you used in these projects. Your pp leaves look gorgeous!

Mrs.Pickles said...

what lovely work! thank you for the inspiration!

Pauline said...

Great blocks, lovely colors, thanks for sharing!

Dresden Quilter said...

It's gorgeous. I bought the pattern after you made it the first time, but have yet to do anything with it.