I have lots of fall books so when I began to think about what I wanted to make for this blog hop I found lots to choose from; but when I came to this book I knew I'd stumbled across something I couldn't wait to make.
This pillow was where my eye kept returning.
I didn't really want a long pillow, and the blog hop rules said to make a 10 1/2 or 12 1/2 block so I measured and calculated and decided I could make a block at 10 1/2" and it would make a nice square pillow. I pulled out some warm, rich colors of scrumptious wool that might look like the colors of the leaves and pumpkins in a field -
and I came up with this block:
As much as I love these they didn't solve a small problem I have - my Ackfeld wire hanger still has an Uncle Sam block on it! Certainly that won't do for fall so back to the bookshelf I went.
I used a pattern from this book to make this block -
And turned it into this little quilt.
(No I didn't make two of these. :) I just took one picture on the deck and one on the fireplace and couldn't decide which one I liked more!)
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Thanks so much to Madame Samm for the dream of these blog hops and to Cherry for coordinating this one! Be sure you visit the rest of the bloggers on today's schedule (posted below) - you don't want to miss anything!