Friday, October 5, 2012

Leafs Me Happy Blog Hop

Today is my day for the Leafs me Happy Blog hop.
I am really into batik fabrics right now and I knew they would make the perfect leaf block.

I shall name this one "Leaf's Sun"
Heh, I'm no good at catchy pun titles and the only thing coming to mind right now is Leaf Ericsson.
Doesn't have anything to do with leaves, but it sounds good.

I incorporated two different pattern designs for this block:
The corners of Bonnie Hunter's Spider blocks and a pieced maple leaf block I found here.  
The leaf pattern was for a 15.5 inch block, so I had to re-size it to fit in a 8.5 inch square.


I didn't have time to make a whole set of blocks, but I played around with one block in my computer and came up with what could be a finished project in my near future.  I was also anxious to see how the spider sections would come together. 




Be sure to check out all the other great leaf blocks today.
You can see them all by following the links below.

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88 comments:

SIMPLESEW said...

Its lovely and in the spirit of the project and original.

sew.darn.quilt said...

That would be lovely, wouldn't it :)
Thank you for sharing

jules said...

What a nice block, and I really like the quilt design you've come up with.

Lyn said...

Very nice block. I love the quilt. Thanks for being part of the hop

Judy B said...

Beautiful block! Thank you for sharing.

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh this is lovely I love the fabrics you have used. Thanks for sharing.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Great block and I love the play with a full quilt setting - very pretty. Thank you for sharing.

Heleen Groot said...

What a beautiful block. I love the finished article.....but that is a lot of work still to do! After all that, you will have one stunning fall quilt to survive all the rain and misery of fall! Well done you.

Sue said...

You have made a wonderful block. Thank you for sharing with us.

Lesley said...

Gorgeous block! Love the fabrics!

charlotte said...

Love it as a single block, and as a quilt. It turned out beautifully.

Gill said...

A great block and it looks really dramatic in your 'quilt'!
Thank you!

Theresa said...

What a fabulous design, it's going to make a lovely autumnal quilt.

Farm Quilter said...

Gorgeous quilt! You picked the right colors and placement to create a real beauty!

MooseStash Quilting said...

That is so cool. Did you play with your block in EQ? I need to make time to learn how to use mine! I love the results of the blocks coming together!

Thearica said...

You DO need to make more blocks because a quilt like that is gorgeous!

Sheila said...

What a beautiful block. Hope you make the quilt. Thanks for being part of the "Leafs me Happy" hop.

Wendy said...

It's a lovely block and I think it would make a great quilt like that!

gpc said...

How beautiful! I love batiks, too, and your quilt is stunning.

Kathy H said...

Very pretty block and all of them put together makes a beautiful quilt. I love to see different patterns when combining those blocks.

krislovesfabric said...

Love the movement of your projects, such great fall colors!!

Cathy said...

Leaf Ericson is fine with me! Beautiful block. The colors are so rich.

Aurea said...

You sure do have a quilted delight. The colors are so vibrant. Thanks for sharing.

Madame Samm said...

Ohhh Leah good morning, this is beautiful, you were certainly in our top choices today....YOU and your creations are worth noting...WOW

Julie said...

Wow...that is an amazing design!Beautiful work!

Rosa said...

Love your quilt,design and fabrics choice,just wonderful.Great job.Thanks for sharing!!

louzee said...

very nice block! I do it the same way on computer to see how it will be. It`s a good way and i`m looking forward to see your whole quilt.

Linda said...

I love how the blocks come together to form a new design! You're so smart!

patchouli moon studio said...

Great quilt and colors too.

Just Carol said...

Wow....that is a beautiful block! I love it!

Nancy in IN said...

Love the block. You did great.

Needled Mom said...

That is a beautiful block and what a stunning quilt it would make.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Your quilt is stunning! I want to do one...lol

Bonnie58 said...

Lovely block. The quilt looks great too

JanesQuilting said...

Your quilt is beautiful. You picked the perfect colors to show it off. Thank you for sharing with everone.

Pamela said...

Wonderful! It is beautiful.

JanesQuilting said...

Your quilt is beautiful...I love the colors you used for it. Really sets it off. Thank you for sharing with everyone.

Suze said...

Wow! Lots of work. I really like the block. It's very interesting. I haven't seen anything like it. The colors sure say FALL.

Sandy D said...

Wow I Love your Maple leaf and quilt. Thanks for sharing it.

Lyn said...

Very nice block and quilt. Thanks for being part of the hop!

sew.darn.quilt said...

Absolutely lovely.
Thank you for sharing :)

Nellie Duclos said...

Wow, Leah, your block is stunning. Thanks for sharing, from the "Left Coast"

Chris said...

Oh! Lovely!

deborah said...

Stunning!!! Perfect meld of colors and 2 patterns!

Judith said...

You have a leafy block so adorable! Thank you for sharing today...Judith, Texas

Pierro said...

Rosemary B Here:
I really love your quilt, absolutely beautiful thank you for sharing your creativity

StitchinByTheLake said...

Beautiful - I don't have many batik fabrics but I can see that I need to! blessings, marlene

pinsandneedles said...

What a pretty maple leaf pattern. Love the secondary pattern that emerges when it is put together. Thanks for sharing!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Lovely! Thanks for sharing the link!

Leslie said...

Love your color choices. It looks like something I would do.

Mimi said...

Love your leaf quilt - so pretty... the design and colours WOW!!! Thanks for sharing.

Mommarock said...

Beautiful, just beautiful!

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely work thanks for sharing!

BizyStitches said...

Wow, your block has 'blown' be away. LOL. Love the way it would look in a quilt with the secondary look. THanks for sharing.

Tricia said...

Humm now this is quite a visually interesting block. It's very pretty and thank you for sharing it with us.

Sincerely,
Tricia

Rebeckah Austin said...

Beautiful! I want!

Maria Kievit said...

Love your block! Also love the effect a full quilt will have. Nice choice of colours. Thanks for sharing.

Carrie P. said...

Awesome block and it sure will make a pretty quilt.

Cindy said...

Nice block....and a lovely quilt.

evelyn said...

How talented to make a combo block. Love how the orange at the center draws your eye. Great colours.

Britt-Inger said...

Your leafs are sew wonderful .I love your quilt
Thanks for sharing
Britt-Inger in Malmö, Sweden

SpartanBabe said...

I love batiks and your block just pops! The future quilt looks like it'll be beautiful :o)

Patty D from NC said...

Great block. Thanks for sharing.

tink's mom said...

Great job on the combo block. The future quilt will be awesome.

Michelle May said...

That is sooooooooo gorgeous! I love it!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

What a beautiful block...love what they will look like as a quilt. TFS

auntdebbiequilts said...

Beautiful quilt! Debbie

Sheila said...

I really like this block and your fabric choices are terrific .

Helen said...

LEAF ME LAUGHING! I am still chuckling here (Leaf Ericson). I really do love your block. I also look forward to recieving your posts in the future. Have meet some really nice people since joining in on this hop!

jmniffer said...

Great block. It would make a beautiful quilt. Thanks for sharing.

Ariane said...

I love your block!! It's beautiful!!!

Gwen said...

Beautiful! Makes me think of a kaleidoscope! :-)

Karen said...

Wow, that will be a gorgeous quilt! Love the leaf block.

Frances said...

What a unique block. Nice pattern.

Jeanne Gwin said...

Very beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

LJ said...

This is gorgeous! Love the maple leaf and the spider legs (?). Do make some more blocks and complete a project - it's such a beautiful block and I'm sure it's lonely. :)

mahoo said...

Beautiful! Leaf Erickson works for me! Thanks for sharing with us all.

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

Hi!! Very pretty block!!! The new design would be wonderful!!! Very pretty!!!

Judy said...

The block is awesome and the mock up of the quilt is amazing. Will be checking back to see the finished quilt. Thanks for sharing!

Michele said...

Very cool. I can't wait to see it as a finished quilt.

Robin said...

MORE than stunning! That gorgeous block is going to make one awesome quilt! Wow oh wow! Can you tell how much I am taken with it?!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Loved it!! Beautiful design!!

Abbigail said...

Wow! That would make a stunning quilt! I love the colors you used in the block you did make.
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Lori said...

your quilt is lovely. thanks for the leaf pattern.

Lyndsey said...

A great block. Thanks for sharing

Barbara said...

Wow...your block is just stunning! It looks amazing made into a quilt!

Pam said...

Hiya! What a fabulous block, so pretty. And it looks like the quilt will be gorgeous too. Thank you for sharing with us. Blessed be, hugs!!!

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MoeWest said...

What a great block! I love the secondary pattern in the quilt.