10/09/2012

Leafs Me Happy Day 8 My Day

First of all I want to thank Madame Samm and Cherry for taken care of  this fantastic blog hop. I am so enthusiastic and  I have been asked to  write  an article of my blog hops adventures  in the magazine, that our Swedish quilt guild publish. I hope there will be more Swedish quilters that will play with us in the future.
The days with Leafs Me Happy have flied away and now it is my day to present what I have been occupied with.
I have been visiting the middle of Sweden this weekend, Dalecarlia, the county of the Dalahorse.
And as the landscape is quite different from my county I want to show you a fall picture, which I took outside the school where the National Quilting Guild had their annual meeting combined with classes, exhibitions and quilt shops.

I have also showed my projects from my blog hops in Show and Tell this weekend , and the ladies were so excited to hear about the blog hops and I hope there will be many Swedish women  who will be sewing in future blog hops.


Fall in Falun, Dalecarlia

In the south of Sweden where I live the pictures from fall are quite different. The pictures are from my parent´s garden taken some years ago.



Fall in rhe garden of my parents




I have always loved birds, and my favorite specie is this little bird Koltrast, Black Bird.
The male bird sings fantastic for her female in the spring, but during fall and winter you could see the birds seeking for food in close to the houses. They are hopping among the whirling leafs during the fall. Listen to the beautiful song a short while  Blackbird song and then I will continue my story. The male blackbird is black with a yellow beak and he is so handsome, while the female bird is brown with a black beak and I think she is also a beautiful bird. 
These birds are stay birds in south of Sweden and they love apples, that is why we often see them in fall outside our homes, wanting to get bits of the fallen down apples.
My first thought creating a project for this blog hop was a block with blackbirds playing among the whirling leafs. Then I saw one of my many purses, and this one had  Black birds. The pattern is of  my own design and I have drawn the birds and leafs before I made the appliqué. I decided to reuse the pattern for a block, but first I will show a picture of my purse made from fabrics from Japan in different brown shades.
Purse with Black Birds
But as you could see on the purse there are only male birds playing in the whirling wind, but this time I decided to make a couple of birds. I didn´t have any fabric with whirling leafs and I was lucky to find a piece to suit my project for the outer border .
I have made four blocks with the birds playing among the leafs and decided to make a table cloth of the blocks. The sashings are simple four patches. 
Black Birds and whirling leafs



The table cloth measures 36 inches in square and each block is 12.5 inch. I think this will be one of my favorites for the fall. I have named the block Whirling Leafs with Black Birds.
You have seen my project in Leafs me Happy. Don´t forget to visit the other quilters

Most of all it has be sew fun and I am almost whining as this is the last day of Leafs me Hapy blog hop. But I will soon be back in the next blog hop, making a wicked block. It should be fun even if we don´t have so much Halloween traditions in my country but I have a fun idea of what to make.
Sew ladies,  see you later

Britt-Inger

87 kommentarer:

  1. Hi!!! Love your black birds and leaves!!! Very pretty!!! I also love your bag!!!! Can't wait to see The WICKED blocks!!!!

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  2. Den här kommentaren har tagits bort av skribenten.

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  3. Beautiful blocks, and just wonderful table cloth. You really found the nice feeling of autumn.
    regards

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  4. love your birds and leaves

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  5. I love your birds and your blocks. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  6. What a beautiful table cloth! Thank you for sharing.

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  7. Your birds are lovely! So artistic and ready to fly.

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  8. so cute, really really sweet thanks for sharing!

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  9. Love your blackbirds and I love your colours! Amazing! I can imagine this being your favourite fall quilt. It looks lovely!

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  10. Vilket härligt projekt du har gjort!
    Kram Kerstin

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  11. Oooh these are lovely - I love all your photos too. See you on the wicked hop! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. I love you bird blocks and the table cloth is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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  13. I also love birds! your blackbirds are fabulous - are they appliqued?
    Thank you for sharing!

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  14. Your blocks are great! And congrats on the article!! You will have to get a link to Madame Samm so she can share it with everyone.

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  15. Your bag birds is fantastic and also the table topper.Love your designs.Thanks for sharing!!

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  16. This is so fitting for here this week! There have been so many blackbirds flying around as of late. I just found it hard to believe. Your block is quite beautiful!!!

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  17. So pretty, love that you shared your projects with us :)

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  18. I so enjoyed seeing your Black Bird bag and Blackbird quilt. They are both wonderful. I wrote you yesterday after you where on my post. I am so excited that I am following your site and look forward to future posts. Tack, Hay Da!

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  19. I love this topper -- it's such fun! :)

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  20. What beautiful work! I love birds, and they are so lovely on your purse and blocks. I wish I had your talent!

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  21. fin quilt og flotte billeder!

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  22. I like the birds and swirling leaves. Very good project.

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  23. I listened to the blackbird's song and you're right, it is a beautiful song! Your little quilt is also beautiful!! I love the little birds playing among the leaves!

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  24. Britt, Love your black birds. The blocks are super and the finished project is wonderful. Looking forward to more offerings from your countries quilters.

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  25. I love your blocks with the birds and leaves! Beautiful! I also love the "Whiskers" quilt on a different post under here! beautiful job! It would be nice to see other quilters from your area on blogs. It gives different views for the other countries to work with!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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  26. What a beautiful and colorful table cover. Love it. Judy C in NC

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  27. wellll what do you know...you are amazing...not surprised your ladies are interested in you about your adventures in hops..YOU make it even more fun....and ohhhhhhh look over there..no over there lol

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  28. Such cute little birds! And lovely fall colors. Very pretty!

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  29. Wow! Your birds are amazing!

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  30. The mailman came yesterday with my beautiful D.horse. I have been wearing it around the house; and today I will show it off to friends. THANK YOU! You made me very happy indeed.
    I love your projects they are so beautiful. The bird song is gorgeous too. Thanks for sharing the link and for continue to inspire. I can't wait to see your Halloween project. Cheers.

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  31. Hi! Love your blocks! Actually the northern States in the US are very similar to Sweden! Lots of birch trees and lots of black birds! That's why so many Swedes came to this part of the Country! Including my grandparents! Thanks for sharing - looking forward to many more of your blocks!!

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  32. Love your little quilt. Birds and leaves are just wonderful!

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  33. What a wonderful quilt - I love your birds! blessings, marlene

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  34. Your quilt is gorgeous! The colors are beautiful. Your purse is darling.

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  35. Your projects are beautiful! I now see the black birds in a diffrent view. Congrats on your article and hope to see many more of your devine projects. Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

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  36. Congrats on your article and your birds are so neat, this is a beautiful quilt!

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  37. Great Block and projects.I did listen to the black birds song too. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  38. Kul att läsa och kul att se.

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  39. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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  40. Love your fall pictures. I think of crows black birds also for fall. Thanks for sharing.

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  41. Your sweet birds look like they're having fun flying amongst those pretty leaves, Britt. :o)
    What a lovely mini they make!

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  42. Love your black bird blocks!! They're perfect for Fall! :-) I am always interested in meeting bloggers from Sweden-- my son-in-law is Swedish. He and my daughter met online, then met in person, and have been happily married eleven years! :-) I hope/plan to visit Sweden some day-- it's a beautiful country!

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  43. Very pretty indeed. :)

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  44. How very nice! I really like what you did - thanks for sharing

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  45. That is one beautiful quilt. Love the playfullness of the birds among the leaves. Thanks for sharing.

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  46. Hi Britt- Love your little black birds and they look very much at home with the whirling leaves. From California, thanks for sharing.

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  47. You are a very talented designer. What a nice tablecloth. The leaf fabric makes a delightful border. The purse is delightful. I hope we see more Swedish folks participaing in future hops, too. My niece is from Finland and I know her family is very craftsy. She and my newphew appreciate homemade things. I crocheted a blanket for them when they got married. I crocheted a coordinating blanket for their first daughter. They just had twins last month and I am making quilts. They are ready to be quilted.

    Thank you for participating in the blog hop and sharing your creativity. I'm sure that you inspired not only me but also many others.

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  48. Oh my .... I just love this with those birds !!

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  49. Wonderful blocks and the blackbirds are great. Your pictures of Sweden are lovely.

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  50. The beautiful stitching compliments your pretty leaves and birds. Very lovely!

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  51. Your birds are so cute. I love the bag but yet the quilt is just plain adorable. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  52. Rosemary B here:
    Oh I love this. SOOO beautiful
    I love the colors and the design. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity

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  53. I like the birds in with the leaves. Thanks for participating in the hop!

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  54. What a wonderful tablecloth. I love your birds amid all the leaves. Thank you so much for showing us your great work.

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  55. Your tablecloth is beautiful - perfect with blackbirds and leaves! Love your purse too! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us.

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  56. Pretty table topper! I love your design with the black birds and swirling leaves. Thanks for sahring

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  57. Loved your table topper. Thanks for sharing in the hop!

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  58. Vackert med dom höst färger du har valt. Som vanlig blir man så inspirerat av dina alster!
    Kram Monica

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  59. Love your table topper...adorable birds! TFS

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  60. Perfect idea for the fall leaf hop , I think your wall hanging is just lovely with the fall colors and the leaves falling among the black birds .thanks for sharing :-)

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  61. Very pretty. You have wonderful birds. You are very talented. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to seeing you in Wicked.

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  62. Love the quilt with the birds. Our leaves are getting colorful also.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  63. That is a beautiful table topper. It is perfect for the fall.

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  64. I, too, am sad that the hop is over. It's been a great one! I loved hearing/watching the video. Don't you just love the way birds cock their heads to listen better to those elusive bugs? I'm so glad you decided to include the female in your block. We women are just too important not be given a place of honor.

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  65. Beautiful project!

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  66. Your birds are beautiful--great design! I love the colors, too.

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  67. Having been to Sweden, I can definitely see the Swedish influence in your design.

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  68. Awesome, love what you did. See you being Wicked here in a few. 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 to enter.

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  69. I absolutely love your block design and how the quilt turned out! It's beautiful! Thanks for participating in the blog tour and for inspiring us today! I also enjoy reading the story behind the design!

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  70. How very talented you are! Those are great blocks. Love your birds.

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  71. YAY! I love the birdies and can't wait to see your Wicked block(s)! Thanks for sharing and for hopping with us :o)

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  72. you have done a great job with your blocks and bag .... thanks you sew much for sharing and we'll see you in the next hop :)
    in stitches

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  73. Awesome blocks with the black birds. Thanks for the glimpse of your country!!

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  74. the birds and leaves are lovely!! thanks for sharing.

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  75. I just love the birdpurse :) You are really talent, your blocks and quilts are so nice!
    Gun, Sweden

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  76. Ljuvliga projekt och ytterligare en mysig väska. Kram Annika

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  77. Your quilt turned out great! The blocks themselves are just so cute!

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  78. Ohhhhhh How beautiful!!! You did a wonderful job. Keep up the great work. Than You for sharing with us.

    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  79. Super!! Great block and wonderful quilt!!

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  80. Hiya! I love your bird table cloth. I feed the birds around here, cardinals and sparrows and chickadees. They are so much fun to watch. Thank you for sharing your lovely work with us. Blessed be, hugs!!!

    playamom57 at yahoo dot com

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  81. what lovely work! thank you for the inspiration!

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  82. Your tablecloth is very pretty! The Swedish black bird has a pretty song, nicer that the blackbird here which is bigger and louder.

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  83. You made a stunning black birds and leaves quilt! I like your work. Thanks for sharing.

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  84. I love your finished quilt!! Gorgeous!!!!

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