Friday, September 24, 2021

Falling for You Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the "I'm Falling for You" blog hop hosted by Joan of Moose Stash Quilting.

I have two projects to show off today.  The first project is a UFO I started when I joined the "Leafs Me Happy" blog hop oh so long ago in October of 2012. I have been putting this project on my Finish-A-Long lists for years and finally sewed the last stitch just in time for this hop!  Yay!

The pattern is a combination of two elements.  
Bonnie Hunter's Spider Blocks and a pieced maple leaf block I found here.
The leaf pattern is for a 15.5 inch block, so I had to re-size it to fit in an 8.5 inch square.

I did some custom quilting on this one.  Playing around with my rulers, ribbon candy, leaves, and feathers.

I love how the sun really shows off the quilting.

I am so excited to have this one finished!.  It will be gracing my couch this Fall season.

Next up is another old project... sort of.  A couple years before I started the project above, I bought three fall themed charm packs with the intention of making the Charming Stars quilt by Stefanie of  Little Lady Patchwork.  Well last week I finally opened up those charm packs!  Wahoo!  

This quilt went together super fast! These are big blocks with big pieces.  

After I cut up the white background fabric I zipped out those star corners lickety split. 

I didn't even spend hours trying not to get another print next to another print, I just put them on the design wall and let it go!

When I bought the charm packs I also bought a half yard of brown in the same fabric line, just in case.  Good thing,  it turned out perfect for the binding!

I did some all over leaf meandering for the quilting in a pastel yellow thread.  It matched perfect with the browns and oranges and didn't stand out too bright on the white.

The quilt is super soft and fluffy With the looser quilting.

I am loving this fabric and this pattern!  Yay for finally getting the fabric off the shelf and into a quilt!

I really enjoy playing along in these hops.  They really help me use up all the wonderful fabric I've pick up over the years. Not sure if I am quilter or more a fabric collector.  Haha!

I did another stripped backing for this one.  A lot of my fabric stash is two yard cuts or less.  That usually gets me the length of a quilt but not wide enough, so I slice it down the center and add smaller strips in the middle to fill it out out.

Great way to use stash up and add extra color and fun on the back.

Check out this fun brownish egg-ish fabric I used for the back.  I love it!

So there you have it...  One quilt 9 years in the making and the other quilt finished in week after I finally opened those charm packs I bought oh so long ago ago!

Check the links below to see all the other Fall inspired projects today from my fellow hoppers!



  1. Congratulations on two pretty finishes.

  2. Beautiful quilts, but that first quilt is gorgeous!

  3. Two beautiful quilts! It's funny how one project can take you such a long time to finish and another no time at all. Thank you for sharing!

  4. My goodness, two UFOs done for this hop - how great is that! I loved the pieced leaves in the first quilt as well as the 'on point' layout. Your quilting is gorgeous and it's wonderful that you got to play. I'm glad to hear that you'd bought the charm packs long ago - yikes, I have way too many to count!! I vote for fabric, too. :)

  5. Happy quilting! Congratulations on your finishes, just in time for fall.

  6. Oh my goodness your quilts are incredible. I love the one combined with a Bonnie Hunter block! I am such a huge Bonnie fan, that the idea of combining her blocks with something else just rang my bell! Your quilting is spectacular! Your quick quilt sure packs a punch of fun fall colors in to too! Autumn glory we have here for sure!

  7. Both quilts are beautiful, but I LOVE the first one! Job well done on both!

  8. Both of the quilts are gorgeous and your quilting is beautiful! Finishing your quilt is a great way to get ready for fall. Thank you for sharing!

  9. Congratulations on 2 finishes!!!!!! The quilts are equally beautiful in those fall fabrics, but your quilting is amazing!

  10. Gorgeous quilts, I love your fabrics and quilting! Thanks so much for sharing!

  11. congrats on the finishes. Those maple leaves are wonderful. The fall stars are perfect use of charm packs. Happy FALL

  12. Both quilts are pretty. But I must admit I'm totally in LOVE with the "Leafs make me happy" one!!! The fabrics, the quilting ... oh ya, I'm in LOVE!!! :-)

  13. Woohoo for a UFO finish and I will say that it is absolutely stunning. The 2nd quilt is very cute too. Lovely projects to take out for fall decorating.

  14. Both quilts are really beautiful. Finishing UFO's is such a great feeling :)

  15. Leah both of your quilts are beautiful but the maple leaf one is perfection. I can’t believe you could wait so long to finish that beauty.. your quilting is just right on both of them. Thank you for sharing