Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, August 18, 2017

I'm not really ready for fall, but...

I started making maple leaf blocks last fall when I joined in with Carole at From My Carolina Home for her Autumn Jubilee QAL and made this mini -


After finishing that one up, I had a maple leaf leftover and decided to play with these blocks in a rainbow of colors!  So - they became one of my block projects for the 2017 Rainbow Scrap Challenge.


I started making nine patches to match the maple leaves after awhile, and this week I added some low volume blocks to the collection.  I love the look of these in the golds and light browns!


I had been trying to decide what I wanted to do with these blocks, and finally made a decision this week.  

The cooler and wetter weather we've been experiencing this month has made it feel very fall-like around here, so that got me in the mood to make a new fall table runner for my dining room table.

I started by dividing my maple leaves and nine patches into the fall-like colors and the "others."  


Maybe those others will become a project for next spring, or sometime in the winter when I'm tired of snow and brown grass and need some color!

Meanwhile, I'm taking the fall colors and stitching them together like this - 


Stay tuned!







21 comments:

Libby in TN said...

Ooh, I like!

Sherrill said...

Very cute! I started that too and have several blocks made but never did anything with them. I'm never ready for fall cause that means winter's soon to follow and I really don't like that! :-)

Michele McLaughlin said...

Very nice!!!

Julierose said...

Love those leaves--especially the darker color ones--so rich in hues...hugs, Julierose ("...and the days dwindle down to a precious feww, September, Novemberrrrr..."--songs for all quilts hahaha)

LA Paylor said...

nice! I like the idea of seeing some blocks in a RSC quilt go quiet.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

All of the blocks look great! :)

Vicki in MN said...

Oh yes I approve of your 'in progress' runner! I am so not ready for fall either, but I feel it in the air this week.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Looking good! Thanks for the mention and showing your Autumn Jubilee topper from last year. I am planning the event for October for this year.

scraphappy said...

Oh, what a fun project. Always so much fun when projects start to come together.

katie z. said...

You're making beautiful progress.

Mary in Peoria Handmade said...

Love your choices for the fall runner! I am so eager to have fall arrive!

Marly said...

I like your table runner; just the thing for autumn. I think it's a great idea to combine the maple leaves with nine-patches.

PaulaB quilts said...

It's great how your project evolved and the table runner is a perfect fall piece. Also, the neutrals fit in perfectly. Congrats!

maggie fellow said...

wonderful how the leaves and the 9 patches look so good together.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Nice way to finish off (a portion of) your blocks!! Including the LIGHT NEUTRAL blocks in your table runner looks really good. Enjoy!

Deb A said...

What a great solution! That will be a very pretty runner for your table.

Angie said...

Cute idea! Makes me want to join in!

Monica said...

Let's call those "late summer" colours, rather than fall! In any case, they have a lovely, fresh feeling. Looking good!

Cathy said...

What a great idea! I love your leaves and 9-patches in any color, but there is something about the warmth of fall colors - the homey-ness I guess - that makes them perfect for a table runner!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I can't wait for fall! Turning those blocks into a table runner is a great idea!

Kate said...

Perfect colors for fall! What a great way to use up your RSC blocks before they become a UFO.