Thursday, October 25, 2012

Scrappy Leaves Class is in Session

Hello Everyone,

There was a leaf explosion in the In Between Stitches classroom yesterday while the girls worked on their Scrappy Leaves quilt.

Everyone started out by selecting background fabric then fabric for their leaves.  Susan started on her purple row. 

Genny started with her brown row.

Patti started with her green row and selected all of the backgrounds and leaves for her first two rows.

Then the leaves started to decorate the classroom walls.

Here is my selection and demonstration row.  Just pretend the sun is shining down from the left side through the trees.  The backgrounds get progressively darker.  I decided to have my leaves all different colors of the rainbow.  I get so carried away with this quilt.....I just may have to make another one!

So, IF....and I do mean IF I make another one, I would make it brighter and lighter than the first one.
The girls were all in agreement that this quilt is much easier to make than it looks.  Just decide where you sun is going to shine, select your background fabrics from light to dark, then add the leaf fabric.

After class yesterday, Mr. Joe and I grabbed a bite to eat at home, watched the first few pitches of the World Series to give our Giants absolutely as much support as two people can give over the airwaves, then hopped in the car and headed for the cabin.  I can't remember the last time I listened to an entire ballgame on the radio.  We weren't exactly a Norman Rockwell picture, you know the one with the family gathered around the old tube radio with large lighted dials.  But we let our imaginations carry us away to AT&T park and we were there!  I didn't have my fabulous crab sandwich on sourdough bread that I always get at the game, but we were there in spirit.  We hooted and hollered our way up the mountains and possibly had more fun in the car, than if we had been in front of the TV at home.  We'll support our team tonight, in front of the TV with Zinnie curled up at our feet.  We'll hoot and holler again, but last night, listening to the radio was so special,  old fashioned, and meaningful.  Go Giants!




  1. What beautiful fall leaves everyone is making ! Just gorgeous !

    Yes we were enjoying watching our Giants win their first game last night :-D How exciting ! Panda 3 Home runs WOW!! There was alot of hollering going on here too ;-)

  2. OOOOOhh love the gradation of color in the leaves and border. It looks like the sun is setting.

  3. Love, love, love your fall leaves! Very inspiring!

    Cheery wave!


  4. Now if I could just grow those purple leaves in my garden, it would be magic (wink)! Who knew all those gorgeous blocks would be so easy! Hooray for the radio, Lynn! Mr. Squash thinks radios are a miracle! Sure does remind me of my youth!

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  6. Dear Lynn, your quilt is outstanding! Did you use 2 1/2" strips, or the 3 1/2" HST size as demonstrated?

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    1. Donna, I couldn't reply to you since you are a no-reply blogger. I hope you get this message. I used Bali Pops which are 2-1/2". ~~Lynn

    2. Oh, thanks, Lynn, I don't know what the no-reply blogger means. How can I fix that? I'm SO loving your version of this quilt I'm trying/working it out by your photo. Truly gorgeous colors. So I'm going to watch for sales on those Bali-Pops.