Autumn Glory Quilt Block

Today is my day in the Glorious Autumn Block Party. There will be a total of 45 free blocks by the time it’s over! My block is called Autumn Glory. It’s a scrappy leaf.
Here’s the link to my designer profile and all the other blocks:
When I designed this block, I had a Juggling Summer Layer Cake that I thought was perfect for this block. I made four leaf blocks and wanted to use the rest of the layer cake. This quilt is what I came up with.

My block is a celebration of fall. We don’t get much of a fall in Utah. Doesn’t feel much like fall now that it’s December even though it is technically still fall. To celebrate, I’ll be giving away one of my books Simply Charming Minis.
Need a last minute Christmas gift? Try a mini quilt! Simply Charming Minis has 16 patterns from 13 to 21 all shown in two colors. Mini quilts are so fun you’ll be done before you know you started!

Here are the other designers whose blocks are being posted this week:
Wednesday, Nov. 28
Erin – One Piece at a Time

Thursday, Nov. 29   
Nan – Purrfect Spots

If you make this block, I’d love to see a picture of it on the flickr group:


  1. Jovita
    November 27, 2012 at 9:12 am


  2. Vivian
    November 27, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    I love leaf blocks and I like your colors. Vivian

  3. Johanna
    November 27, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Beautiful block!

  4. Lee
    November 27, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    I adore your block – great design! thank you!

  5. Missy Shay
    November 27, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    I love your block, and it does not look too hard to make!

  6. Lou
    November 27, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Love the block!!!!
    We have a hard time distinguishing fall from summer here in Texas as everything is dead already in July:) ha ha!!!! Winter is just a cold front passing through…… Oh well I love it here!!!!

  7. Connie
    November 27, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    I love mini quilts. So many uses. Thanks,

  8. Lori
    November 27, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    I love your block. So cheerful.
    I have yet to make a mini quilt so would love to win. Thanks for a chance.

  9. Debby
    November 27, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    I love this block. I will add to my “Fall Quilt” plans.

  10. Sheila
    November 27, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Beautiful leaf block. Your book is a lovely give away!

  11. Abbigail
    November 27, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Wow! This quilt almost looks like a tree with leaves blowing off it! Great!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

  12. Bonnie58
    November 27, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Beautiful block. I love mini’s. they go up so fast. Thanks for the opportunity on a great draw.

  13. Jan
    November 27, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    I love your block,

  14. Pat S.
    November 27, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Love the setting possibilites that can be done with your block! Thanks sew much for this chance to win your giveaway 🙂

  15. Jyllybean
    November 27, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    This block is on my must-do list now! and I would love a copy of this book. I’ve just started making mini quilts, and they are so fun!

  16. rachelle pare
    November 27, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    love doing mini quilts. i am a new quilter and i find they are perfect for learning new techniques and practicing quilting stiches. just the right size for these new skills. thank you for the block and making the book. its fabulous.

  17. Nan
    November 27, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Enjoyed meeting you at market. It is nice to share our blocks in the same week!Love your block!

  18. Happy Cottage Quilter
    November 27, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Wow! It’s beautiful!

  19. Lisa
    November 27, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    I love your block and how it incorperates so many colors! I want to use it next year for my fall quilt. Thank you for such a well written pattern!

  20. Carrie P.
    November 27, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    I like how that block looks in a quilt. thanks for sharing and thanks for a chance to win the book.

  21. A.J. Dub. (Amy)
    November 27, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    What a fun block! You guys do get more fall in Utah than we do in Southern California. I used to love driving up the canyons to see the leaves. 🙂 I think I have seen 1 tree with fall colors here in the last 2 months.

  22. Bev C
    November 27, 2012 at 10:46 pm


    A beautiful block, loved the quilt that was in your profile over at the Quilting Gallery too. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway.

    Happy days.

  23. LethargicLass
    November 27, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    I love everything about this block… thanks! And the book looks like a lot of fun!

  24. maureen
    November 27, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    I’ve never tried a mini before. They’re beautiful! Guess I’ll have to put one on my “to do” list!!

  25. Linda
    November 27, 2012 at 11:22 pm


  26. ritainalaska
    November 27, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    your petty block make an attractive quilt … thanx for the block. my idea of a mini quilt used to be a place mat for the table. i know better now! thanx for the chance to win a copy of your book.

  27. thepiececorps
    November 28, 2012 at 1:00 am

    I love the variety in your leaf block! I will be doing this one, but then I like a lot of your designs! TIA! B-)

  28. Colleen
    November 28, 2012 at 2:35 am

    Your leaf block looks like a great way to use up scraps – and I have LOTS of those. Thanks

  29. Barb
    November 28, 2012 at 2:43 am

    So many fun possibilities with your block. I’d like to try one in batiks and another in Civil War repro prints. Thank you!

  30. Judith
    November 28, 2012 at 5:39 am

    Fall has come and gone here, but your beautiful block would make an excellent year round reminder.

  31. BizyStitches
    November 28, 2012 at 7:36 am

    very colorful leaf block. I like it. Thanks for sharing.

  32. Judy1522
    November 28, 2012 at 7:57 am

    Great block I love all the color in yours.

  33. Barb N
    November 28, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Wow – that leaf is SO attractive! I love it.

  34. cpup40
    November 28, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    I love your leaf block and all of the colors in it. Thank you for sharing your patterns with us.

  35. bets
    November 28, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    I absolutely love leaf blocks…reminds me of MN. …..yours is so cool! And would love to win that little quilt book…thanks!

  36. Sherry
    November 28, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    I have collected several of the blocks and yours is beautiful. I have enjoyed your book and chose the fabric plan for my fourt mini from it. I plan to use them for Christmas gifts.

  37. Betty C
    November 28, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    I love the leaf block! It is so perfect all scrappy like that.

  38. OhioLori
    November 28, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Love your leaf block!! Would love to make a throw…or Quilt..for Fall! Ohio gets Gorgeous when leaves change colors! Nice!

    Thanks for chance to win your book too! Yay! 🙂

  39. Anonymous
    November 28, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Love the block…so colorful. Reminds me of fall and all the leaves falling. So colorful. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

  40. Becky G
    November 28, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    There is something poignant about the last leaves of fall. How sweet to have a littlr mini quilt reminder. Thanks!

  41. Gill
    November 28, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    I love your block!
    Autumn in the UK hasn’t been very colourful – just wet!!
    Thanks for sharing!

  42. Jane S.
    November 28, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Leaf designs are some of my favorites! Thank you for the tutorial. 🙂

  43. Patty
    November 29, 2012 at 4:57 am

    I really like the leaf block and the way it looks in a quilt.

  44. Kathryn
    November 29, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    I like your fabric and design combination.

  45. apple blossom
    November 29, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    love your block thanks for chance to win your quilting book

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  46. Aggiequilter
    November 29, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    I don’t get to see much Fall color here in SE Texas either! Love your leaf block (and all your designs)
    Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win! Happy Holidays!

  47. Jodi - usairdoll
    November 29, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    What a great block and all the gorgeous colors! Perfect for a fall leaf!

    Thank you for an awesome giveaway and a chance to win your book. I’d love to try a mini.


  48. Fleurette
    November 30, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    What a lovely block! Thank you for the pattern.

  49. Gunilla
    November 30, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    I have not yet tried using charm squares or minis, but just bought the first mini pack! Thanks for sharing the beautiful block and other ideas!!!

  50. tubilinha tiacarminha
    December 1, 2012 at 3:57 am

    Lindo trabalho de inspiração,amo o colorido.
    Obrigada por oferta linda.

  51. Melinda
    December 1, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    What a pretty fall block! I agree, December feels like winter to me!

  52. Wendy
    December 1, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Wow, your quilt is amazing!

  53. Marcia W.
    December 1, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    I would love to win a copy of your book and attempt some minis for gifts.

    Your block is really cute with the scrappy leaves and the way it came together in a larger quilt layout. Good Work! Thanks for sharing the design.

  54. Lisa in Port Hope
    December 2, 2012 at 12:52 am

    I’d love to see that block in reds for Canada Day (since our flag has a red maple leaf on it).

  55. Ginny
    December 2, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Wonderful block – I like the modern scrappiness of it

  56. Karen O
    December 3, 2012 at 4:46 am

    Love that block! And what a great quilt you designed for it.