Monday, September 21, 2020

Hello Fall Blog Hop!

It's fall!?  How did that happen?  Time flies.  For the Hello Fall Blog Hop I decided I wanted to create a new pillow. Carla with Creatin' in the Sticks always has such fun blog hops.

I went digging in my Island Batik scrap bin and found some beauties leftover from a 10 inch square stack.  It was a challenge making sure I had enough of each color but with different backgrounds I was able to persevere.  


I started with some maple leaf blocks in pale green and gold.  At this point where I had all four blocks made I realized that I hadn't put on any stems...what to do?

I decided that they needed applique stems.  And while I was at it I decided to make them fancy stems.  Which ended morphing into this:

I love how the stitching adds to the design.

I was at this point where I'd added a border when it occurred to me that this would be a nice sized pillow.

It was Sunday and my preferred pillow form store was closed....but Mom came to my rescue as she had one!  Happy Fall!

Be sure to check out the other amazing Bloggers on the hop!

I hope you get to quilt today!

Suzy

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41 comments:

  1. Pretty soft colours and I love the appliqued stems. Good thinking with that idea.

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  2. The appliqued stems are a nice addition to a lovely pillow!

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  3. Your appliqué makes this extra beautiful

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  4. Your pillow is beautiful and I would have guessed you planned the stems that way. Lovely

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  5. WOW, Suzy, this looks like a top end department store pillow, but better. This is gorgeous. Thank you for joining the Hello Fall blog hop. Great project!

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  6. Gotta love fall leaves, great pillow Suzy!

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  7. That is a perfect pillow for fall - I love the colors, as well as the applique stems. What a fun finish, and yay for mom and her pillow form!

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  8. Beautiful pillow cover! I love the colors you put together.

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  9. Love the colors you used! The Batiks are gorgeous.

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  10. Forgetting those stems was the BEST thing you could have done for your lovely scrappy design! The fancy applique took your pillow to a whole 'nother level, Suzy. I think your project is SEW perfect for the Hop!

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  11. It's great that you just started sewing and then the plan developed. And you ended up with a beautiful pillow!

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  12. Gorgeous colors. Wonderful solution to the stem problem. The center design adds sop much to this project. Brava! ... :) Pat

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  13. This is beautiful and I love how you "morphed" it in to having stems and a border. Love it and thanks for sharing!

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  14. Wow, that's a pop of spectacular fall color! Love those morphed stems

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  15. this turned out so pretty. i love how an "opps" can turn into something so wonderfully different. thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  16. Very cute pillow! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  17. Beautiful pillow! Perfect for Fall. Especially love the background fabric you chose.

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  18. Love your pillow! The applique stems are fantastic! :-)

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  19. Great pillow and the stems were the perfect addition.

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  20. So lovely pillow. <<perfect for fall!

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  21. This is beautiful! I really like the intricate design you added to the stems. Very pretty!

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  22. Ohh, a sparkly looking fall. Good idea!
    Connie
    c_s_wolfe@yahoo.com

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  23. Suzy, your pillow is awesome!! It really celebrates fall! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. That's a great pillow. You are very creative to add those fanciful stems.

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  25. You are so creative in adding those fanciful stems to the beautiful colors of a batik fall.

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  26. Love the fabrics and colours in your maple leaf pillow. The appliqué work is stunning Suzy. Thanks for sharing some fall inspiration 😁

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  27. Lovely pillow! Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Love your beautiful fall leaves with the batik fabrics! perfect for your pillow!

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  29. I like this leaf pattern a lot, but the stem addition really sets this off beautifully.

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  30. Love the fabrics you used, and your pattern you created for the applique is fabulous. Awesome job!

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  31. The pillow is gorgeous, love the colors.

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  32. Such a pretty pillow. Love the leaf stems.

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  33. Love the colours in your pillow and the blocks are fabulous

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