Fall Quilt Along-Block 1

Autumn is my favorite season, so I decided to join the Fall Into a QAL by Partners in Design.
During the coming hot summer days, I will be able to have some Autumn Moments as I make these blocks. The first block is an adorable hedgehog designed by Vanda of Quilt in Piece.
Last year, I purchased autumn fabrics to make various projects. I had enough pieces to make this first block. I enjoyed making this cute little creature. My hedgehog is named Hojas Hermosas…Beautiful Leaf.
A big thank you to Abbie !

The designers are:
Abbie of Sparkle On!
April of JANDA Bend Quilts
Bobbi  of Snowy Days Quilting
Jennifer of The Inquiring Quilter
Karen of Tu-Na Quilts, Travel and Eats
Kathleen at Kathleen McMusing
Sandra of Sandra Healy Designs
Sandy of Sandy Star Designs
Sherry of Powered by Quilting
Vanda of Quilt in Piece

Post Tulum…

After an action-packed, fun-filled week in Tulum, I have spent the last three days on my recliner.
It has been great to sleep in and lounge.
Today, I decided to read emails and catch up with my blogs.
I saw that Abbie, of Sparkle On, had posted the first block for the mystery quilt,
I Wish You a Merry Quilt Along .
Abbie did such a great job on the first block, and her enthusiasm is catching.

It just so happened that I had some seasonal fat quarters and white fabric remnants, so  I decided to give it a try.
The snowflake pattern is by Vanda Chittenden .

Block #1
I named this block, Snowflake in a Winter Forest.

It seems that ever since I started quilting, I have become more aware of the color, designs, and patterns around me.
While in Tulum, my design sensory mode was at an all time high.
On Sunday, I started playing around with some of the designs I had captured in photos, my sketch book, and in my head.
First, I created a design on Pattern Jam, so I could get a sense of color.
These are not exactly the colors I want, but it is a start.

Pattern Jam does not allow for designs in the sash or borders.
So, I used this design to sketch another that had some blocks to represent the ruins.
I also added a zig-zag pattern.

The border may be striped material, or strips of different fabrics.
Or, the border may be floral.
This is just a preliminary sketch.
I started thinking of the possibility of making blocks that have embroidered flowers.
I hesitate to start an embroidery project since the repeated action of embroidering affects my hands.
For now, I will continue designing Tulum quilts, while the experience is still fresh.

Tomorrow, I will start binding the Wild About Texas quilt.
Or, I may just go back to my recliner.