Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Leafs Me Happy Blog Hop!


Hello and welcome to day 10 
of the Leafs Me Happy Blog Hop!

Today is my turn to show off my Fall Themed blocks!
I have called them "the Bers" :)
Shocker I know....... 

 I decided to use homespun fabrics.
I used Osnaburg for the centers and 
embroidered September - December
on each square along with a few words
that represent what these months mean to me.



These blocks are already joined together
for a table topper and I'm working on the hand quilting.
I'm hoping to have it done in the next few days.
Thanks so much for stopping by today
and don't forget to hop on over to all the other blogs
that are displaying their blocks today as well!

Quilter in the Closet

84 comments:

  1. Beautiful blocks Karen! Can't wait to see the finished runner! :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Lovely. Absolutely lovely. From the fabrics to the idea of the wording. I love it! An idea I am going to steal from you, well, if you don't mind of course!

    ReplyDelete
  3. These are lovely - I love your hand embroidered pieces in the middle - Decembers flannel sheets made me smile as mine are already on the bed! (its suddenly gone cold here in England!). Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  4. What a lovely idea. I love the embroidery on the blocks. Great work. Thank you for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  5. very cut indeed. thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great idea!
    Are you going to do the other months of the year too??
    Thank you

    ReplyDelete
  7. Beautiful blocks and so unique. I like that! Very nice work.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I like the plaid homespun with the hand embroidery. I'm smiling at your choices for the special thoughts for each month. Flannel sheets are a special memory from childhood. I still like flannel sheets. They are nice and snuggly - just like a quilt. Plaid is very homey. Thank you for taking time in this busy world to participate in the blog top and share your creativity. Each blog inspires me and yours is certainly no exception. I'm sure it will inspire many, many others, too. Now I have another idea to add to my to-do list. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  9. The blocks are sew wonderful made in homespun with the poetry in the middle. You are a creative woman and thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work.
    Britt-Inger in Sweden

    ReplyDelete
  10. Karen, these are so unique and wonderful. My students did this concept on paper. I love it on fabric.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Beautiful Karen. You know I'm loving all the embroidery!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. These are spectacular with that nice embroidery.Thanks for sharing!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great blocks and the embroidery is another great idea. Great job on keeping the plaid straight I usually avoid it because I have a hard time with it.Good job and thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  14. These are adorable! I love your combination of homespun with the stitcheries...would love to see a tutorial or be able to purchase a pattern! Gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I'm picturing a table topper of all of the things that you are Thankful for on the Holiday table. It is a wonderful idea! LOVE IT!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Very nice stitching. I like the homespuns with it.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Love playing with plaids! Makes your blocks warm and cozy!! I am now a Google Follower and look forward to your posts.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Nice, creative blocks, your stitching on the lettering is wonderful, thanks for sharing :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. What a lovely idea! Are you going to do one for each season?

    ReplyDelete
  20. That is so nice! I like how you added what each month means to you! this would be great for birthdays and other family events! How cute! I like the plaids too. I don't think they get as much credit as they should get!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  21. Oh I do love plaid! This is so warm and cozy to look at. Beautiful!
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  22. Love the embroidery and the plaids!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Oh these are darling! I love the plaids and gingham, too!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  24. how creative - just love these blocks!

    ReplyDelete
  25. What a fun project, and I love your autumn block especially!

    ReplyDelete
  26. I love your homespuns and really appreciate the fact that you respect the plaid designs when putting together. They drive me over the edge trying to line them up. LOL Yours are just beautful and unique - you made them yours very nicely. Judy C

    ReplyDelete
  27. Your blocks are gorgeous! Wow! I love the idea of "the bers"!!!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Ohhh Karen...lovely blocks...and lovely topography....yep love them all...
    ohhh your needlework below the bird...I did up 3 of these, they hang in our hallway...lovely stitching

    ReplyDelete
  29. I love these blocks...combining pieced homespun with embroidery! What a great idea! I will be looking forward to seeing your finished project. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  30. I love your embroidery and the use of homespuns! blessings, marlene

    ReplyDelete
  31. Very nice! Thanks for sharing and participating in the hop!

    ReplyDelete
  32. What fun blocks! BER right back at you!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Love the title of your block! BER! Also love the homespuns and embroidery. Amazing....Thanks for sharing. Judith, Texas

    ReplyDelete
  34. Wonderful blocks and the homespun fabrics are so neat with your embroidery!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Hi!!! Your blocks are very sweet!!! The embroidery really adds to them!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

    ReplyDelete
  36. I love homespun and plaid fabrics. Your embroidered centers are such a neat touch. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  37. Love the blocks can't wait to see the finished table topper.

    ReplyDelete
  38. Love the homespuns...very nice!

    ReplyDelete
  39. Those are so clever! They have that special fall homeyness to them.

    ReplyDelete
  40. cute name for your blocks they will make a darling table runner. Lot of work. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  41. Karen-Love your combination of homespun plaids and the Osnaberg- so classic. A table runner is a perfect project for those blocks. From California, thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  42. I love everything about your blocks--- homespun fabrics are perfect for anything Autumn, and I LOVE the embroidered centers-- great idea!!!

    ReplyDelete
  43. OH, your blocks are fantastic, Karen! I adore homespuns and you've combined them beautifully and creatively with stitchery. What a gorgeous runner they will be!

    ReplyDelete
  44. Oh, I really love them. I love the added touch of the embroidery. Super job!

    ReplyDelete
  45. Your blocks have a warmth and cosiness about them, so inviting at the table.
    Thank you for sharing

    ReplyDelete
  46. Such cozy feeling blokcs when made with homespun.

    ReplyDelete
  47. Your blocks are great and I love the combination of piecing and embroidery.

    ReplyDelete
  48. Love the Ber blocks! Also like the centers of the blocks! Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  49. Very creative. Wonderful stitching.
    Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  50. I want to make these too! Is there a pattern somewhere that I've missed??? They are fabulous!

    ReplyDelete
  51. Rosemary B here:
    these are adorable blocks and certainly treasures that you can enjoy year after year!
    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity

    ReplyDelete
  52. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful blocks.

    ReplyDelete
  53. Beautiful! I love the embroidery! Thanks for participating in the blog tour & inspiring us today!

    ReplyDelete
  54. your blocks are great and I love the test in each one. great idea.

    ReplyDelete
  55. What a great idea you did with those blocks. I just love the originality. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  56. How clever! I love it! Very different from everything else I've seen in this blog hop!

    ReplyDelete
  57. great ideas the stitching adds a lot to your blocks/table runner and you can use it for 4 months :)
    thanks for sharing
    in stitches

    ReplyDelete
  58. Great blocks...and each one brings thoughts of each month you represented. Thank you for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  59. Love your blocks and the sweet sayings! Thank you for sharing such a novel idea.

    ReplyDelete
  60. Oh these are fun blocks I love homespuns and the addition of embroidery is special ,thanks for sharing :-)

    ReplyDelete
  61. Great blocks! I love the plaid!

    ReplyDelete
  62. What pretty blocks...love the embroidery..TFS!

    ReplyDelete
  63. So creative; I love. This is something I'd like to do. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  64. Love your plaid leaves, great blocks.

    ReplyDelete
  65. What a great idea to put your personal touch on the blocks with your ideas about each month. Thanks for sharing with us.

    ReplyDelete
  66. Very pretty! I love all the plaids!

    ReplyDelete
  67. Fabulous blocks...love the plaid fabrics and the stitchery...makes me totally feel the fall vibe!

    ReplyDelete
  68. Love the plaids--really great blocks! Thanks for hopping with us. :O)

    ReplyDelete
  69. Plaids, you can never go wrong. Can't wait to see the finish. Thanks for sharing. My giveaway is still going on over @ The Learning Curve, http://jeannegwin.blogspot.com/2012/10/leafs-me-happy-day-3.html Come one - Come all and enter to win 6 FQ's of fall-ish fabric, you have until midnight Wed, October 10 CST to enter.

    ReplyDelete
  70. Love all the BERs! Thanks for sharing :o)

    ReplyDelete
  71. Your blocks are wonderful! I'll be back to see the table topper.

    ReplyDelete
  72. I love your faBERic choices! I never think to use plaids (and have quite a few in my stash). Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  73. Oh my how pretty!! love the look of the stitchery & the homespuns together. Can't wait to see the end results. Thanks for sharing with us.
    Sincerely,
    Tricia

    ReplyDelete
  74. lovely stitch work! Great blocks.

    ReplyDelete
  75. Hiya Karen! What a creative idea. I love the BERS. I'm a ber baby myself and I love this time of year. Thank you for sharing with us. Blessed be, hugs!!!

    playamom57 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  76. what lovely work! thank you for the inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  77. Super sweet blocks, I love your stitcheries! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  78. Love the blocks great job.Thank-you for sharing them with us.Becky

    ReplyDelete
  79. I love your blocks!!! The embroidery really makes them stand out!! Love them!!!

    ReplyDelete