I used to live on the east coast before moving here to the southwest and I miss the beautiful fall colours so much! So at this time of year, I surround myself with those vivid reds, oranges, yellows and blacks as much as I can before I move on to the celebration of winter.
I made this fleece blanket for my kitties last year. I didn’t like any of the fleece prints they had in the store, so I bought some white fleece and embroidered Quaking Aspen, Red Oak and Sugar Gum leaves on it. I used three strands each of different combinations of red, yellow, golden-yellow and orange embroidery floss to back-stitch the leaves. Then I did a blanket stitch with black embroidery floss to join a backing to the embroidered top.
While going through some of the files on my computer the other day, I realized I never shared these patterns here. I thought this would be the perfect time of year to change that. You can use them on napkins, embroider them on pouches, make a hostess gift project, embellish a quilt border, the possibilities are endless.
I can’t help but share how much my gimpy little boy loves his blanket!!
To wrap up the autumnal celebration this year, here are a couple more fall quilt blocks I made last year -
Autumn Harvest – I would love to have a view like this through my window with the smells of apple pie and pumpkin pie wafting from my windowsill. I am going to make a Four Seasons quilted wall hanging that will feature this block. I already have the Winter Meadow done, now I need to make the spring and summer meadow blocks.
A Refreshing Drink – I made this Apple Cider quilt block for a swap last year. I am going to switch out the drink colours and the fruits and make a few quilted place mats with this one.
This weekend enjoy some fall colours for me!