This year I was so excited to be invited to be a part of the
Gridster Quilting Bee.
Each month one of us is "Queen Bee"
and asks the 11 other bee mates to make a
block the Queen has chosen.
Back in February the Queen Bee asked us to
make two Riley Blake Autumn Leaf blocks.
Well, for some reason I made four of them.
Two of them I sent to her
and two have been hanging out on my design wall since then.
A couple of months ago one of my dearest friends
asked if I could make her another wall hanging to replace
the snowman that had been hanging in her family room.
(I told her she was the reason cold weather lasted so long this year!)
I got to thinking and decided to make three more seasonal wall hangings.
Here is the one I just finished for fall,
using the two leaf blocks I had made earlier.
Golds and reds had been the color choice of my bee mate,
so I continued with that color scheme for the other two blocks.
It needed to be a little larger and I knew I was going to add a small border.
Then I remember this fabric I've had in my stash for a while.
I quilted little leaves all over the wall hanging,
but am not skilled enough to quilt maple leaves.
These little ones added some cuteness, I think.
After finishing this wall hanging,
I may have to make myself a quilt using
this pattern and these colors.
I just love the border fabric.
My friend's birthday is in August,
so one more to finish before then.
Here is the spring wall hanging I posted earlier.
You are a great friend to answer a request for “a” wall quilt and then produce “3” so that all the seasons are covered. The Fall leaves and the Spring tulips both are terrific seasonal representations. Can’t wait to see what you make for Summer.
I love your maple leaf wall quilt, and so will your friend! Those leaves you quilted look wonderful!
I'm not normally a maple-leaf block fan, but I really like your setting!
Your friend is so lucky that you are making her 4 seasonal wall hangings to enjoy. But then you will enjoy them again too whenever you visit her! Nice work Ramona.
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