Friday, October 3, 2014

A, B, C…..


I had to jump on the wagon of the little letters QAL at Temecula Quilt Co.  I have loved all of the ones that I have seen so far and they go up so quickly.  ( I'll be changing that "B"- thanks to Sharon for spotting the error.)

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The fabrics I am using are from a bundle from Sew Me A Song (super fast service).  I won a gift certificate from my Orange Peel quilt that was a QAL at Quilty Habit.  This is what I selected and I love the colors.

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Although one would never know that it is fall here as our temps have been hovering around 100* this week, I felt that I should do a bit of fall quilting.  Maple leaves seemed appropriate and I saw a cute pattern that worked up quickly.  It will make a nice fall table topper as it is 36" square.  I'll be linking this project up with Linky Tuesday.


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The garden has provided a few interesting sights this week.  First I came across a preying mantis.  I think he/she was trying to stay cool and out of the sun.

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Then I got a kick out of this crazy Gerber daisy.  It looks like it is a twin, but it reminds me of an angry owl or chicken.  Winking smile
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24 comments:

em's scrapbag said...

The fabric colors you pick are lovely. Your angry owl daisy makes me smile.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

The alpha mini is cute and fast (check you B block sweetie) and what lovely colors. A bit of fall doesn't hurt when the temps are high - we are mild 70's (cold nights) and our leaves will be peaking by next weekend.

beth said...

Love your alphabet and your leaves! Stay cool. ;)

Michelle said...

I started mine yesterday and had trouble figuring out what pieces went where on that "B" Now I'm looking at "W" and "Z" and hoping I can manage those!

Exuberant Color said...

I love the angry owl flower!
Send a few degrees our way. The temp here is supposed to be 46 tomorrow and it will break a record for the lowest high on an Oct. 4 date.

Barb said...

Love your flowers....

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh your ABC's are so cute. I love your colors! They are so fresh and pretty. Thanks for the pattern link, if I get a chance I would love to try it. That flower just makes me laugh!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Love the colors for your little blocks! And your angry daisy is cool. Have a happy weekend!

Wacky Woman said...

Great fabrics Mary. I remember seeing a lot of praying mantis when I grew up in Fresno.

Carla said...

Very very nice modern maples. A preying mantis. Cool!
Have a great weekend

Soma Acharya said...

The Gerber daisy is hilarious. I can't believe how hot it is now after the cold temperature of last weekend. The maple leaves look beautiful, perfect for a table topper.

-Soma

Sue said...

Love your alphabet and leaves. That daisy is so cute and you are correct, it looks like a mad rooster with his comb standing up!

Maria said...

What fun ABC blocks.....what are you going to use them for?

Love your autumn leaves block...

Fabulous angery Bird Gerbera......

Rhonda said...

Love the ABC blocks and the color choices. 100 degree weather....WOW, it dramatically cooler here, as in 75 degrees.
Take care my friend!!

PugMom said...

Just wanted to drop by and say, "Hi." I'm a regular blog reader and I so enjoy your blog. Love the little alphabet letters (I'm tempted, but so far have managed to say "no") and congrats on winning the bundle!

Sheila said...

Your little alphabet letters are sweet , tempted but looking the other way ;-) love your colourful maple leaves and I can't imagine 100 degrees , I am melting just thinking about it ;-)

Candace said...

I've been very tempted to jump on the abc bandwagon, too, Mary! Love that you have the bright solids! Years ago I bought a little kit for the same leaf topper - wonder where that is..... Aren't fall gardens a hoot? So many intersting changes going into the new season.
Cheers!

Michele said...

Your ABC blocks look great!!! Glad you are joining in!!

andsewon said...

Sweet ABC blocks. Love the fall table topper. Hope we can drive out to the Blue Ridge Parkway soon. Colors should be peeking there soon. Yes that daisy does look like one of those funky chickens! hahaha!

Stephanie said...

Those bitty ABCs are so darn cute. Your angry daisy is funny. Like ruffled feathers! Love maple leaves...amazing how "things" go in waves of popularity.

Edith said...

Love the "angry owl" daisy. And your table topper is beautiful.

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Lol that flower does look like an angry bird! I like the colors you chose for the abcs.

Fleurette said...

Love the table topper, your ABC blocks are cute, Ive been saving the pattern for when I have more time. Lol..at that angry gerber chick.

Gosia @ Quilts My Way said...

Your quilt with maple leaves is awesome, Mary!!! I love colors and quilting.

And what a fantastic angry flower:) Looks funny.