Friday, October 30, 2015

Harvest Parade

Everyone loves a parade!   

I started my Harvest Quilt Along in September and published a pattern each week for two of the blocks and so much enjoyed all the lovely comments and emails throughout.  

If you missed the QAL altogether and would like to purchase the pattern, you can do so in my Craftsy store.  If you just missed a week, drop me an email and I'll get you the missing week.

I created two versions of the wall hanging myself.  I assembled one into a wall hanging where it proudly hangs in my hallway.   I just loved pulling out all my fall fabrics.

Then I took pieces of the quilt and turned them into table runner and smaller quilts to place around the house.

For me, the most fun is watching what people do with a starting point - in this case the Harvest pattern - and do to make it their own.   It could be fabric choices very different from the palette I choose.  It could be a different final block layout.

I was thrilled to get some photos of finishes to share as a parade.  Sit back and enjoy!

KM created this lovely table runner with some of the blocks.  She tucked the extra blocks away for future use.  Check out her Both Side of the Pond for some more photos.

Janine took the blocks and assembled them into her own custom layout.   I love how those leave blocks are all clustered down the bottom of the quilt.  You can see more photos at her blog Crafty Tokyo Mama.

Theresa sent me a photo of her finished quilt top via email.  I love her color choices.   Theresa shared the photo via email and sent me such a nice note.

Rosa joined the QAL from Spain.  She made the quilt her own with some extra pinwheels added in and changed the placement on some blocks. You can see more photos of the quilt from her blog Rosa Patch - the Love of Sewing.

Kris loved the pumpkin blocks so much (I love those blocks too) that she made a lot of them and turned them into a table runner.  You can see more photos from her blog Kris Loves Fabric.

Francis shared her finished quilt top on the Elm Street Quilts Facebook page.  It looks like some of the leaves were made with actually leaf fabric!  How cool is that!

Jill emailed me a photo of her version.  The dark border really looks good and pulls the overall quilt together quite well.

This was my very first QAL and I so very much enjoyed it.  I had a blast creating the pattern and really working to write what I hoped were clear instructions.  There were over 600 downloads of the pattern from Craftsy and that made me feel so good!

I promised a little random giveaway for parade people.  I'll have my daughter draw a name later today. Thanks everyone for sending me your photo!!

I hope to work on another QAL for spring.  I will use the understanding on how everyone likes to put their own twist on the pattern into what I design.

Up next is the Bag It series.  A Bag-Along!  (Is BAL a thing?)   I hope you are joining.  You get points towards the giveaway by showing some sponsor love and even more points you make!   You can find more information on the main Bag It page including links to the giveaways and other helpful information.

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Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. Sew interesting to see all the choices from the same pattern.

  2. Great looking quilts here, love how different they all look :) Thanks so much for a fun pattern, I am enjoying my table runner in my kitchen, good to get something done before the holiday for a change...ha!

  3. I enjoyed your Harvest QAL from start to finish and sharing the finishes here was a great way to pull it all together. Wonderful to see how others put the blocks together. I'm all set for Bag It and look forward to your Spring QAL. Thanks for all of your hard work, it is very much appreciated!

  4. What a treat to see what everyone made. All the projects turned out so pretty! Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us all. I'm looking forward to Bag It too!


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