Fall Into a QAL Block 8 Release!


Block 8 of the Fall Into a QAL “Autumn Leaf” is designed Jennifer Fulton of The Inquiring Quilter where you can read her tutorial and download the free pattern!

This is a paper pieced block that Jennifer has written in two versions; New Beginner and Confident Beginner. Thank you Jennifer, as I am definitely a newbie paper piecer!

Jennifer is an experienced paper piecer who knows how to guide you well. Her blog has all the info and accompanying photographs you will need to succeed in making your Autumn leaf.

If you are new to paper piecing, I encourage you take the plunge and make this pretty block. When you are finished, it is such a satisfying feeling to say “Yea! I can paper piece now too!”

I’m proud to show you mine :)

Autumn Leaf Block                                                                   Version B

I made my block in homage to my favorite fall leaves, the ones that have orange, red and still some of their pretty greens. I’m excited to see all the fabric colors and patterns everyone chooses to make this cheerful block! 🍁

Please visit all of the QAL hosts to see this block in a variety of inspirational fabrics and to read their tips on making this block:

Abbie at Sparkle On! >>>You are here!
April at JANDA Bend Quilts
Bobbi at Snowy Days Quilting
Jennifer at The Inquiring Quilter *Block designer
Karen at Tu-Na Quilts, Travel and Eats
Sherry at Powered by Quilting
Vanda at Quilting with Vanda

The prize for this block is a 6 month subscription to Make Modern, a digital magazine for the online quilting community, brought to you from a group of passionate modern quilters in Australia. Every issue includes 10-14 modern quilt patterns plus 10-14 feature articles by amazing quilters from all over the globe.


To enter a chance for this block’s prize, post a picture of your finished block on:

When you post a picture on our FB group page, Instagram and/or the designer’s linky party, you will be automatically entered to win Block 6’s prizes.

To keep the contest portion of the QAL fair and fun for everyone, the prize will be randomly awarded to one person who completed the designer’s block pattern. We encourage you to make each block your own, however a substitution will not gain entry. The deadline for entry is Monday 9/3/18 at 11:59 EDT.  We would love you to post your photos on all our formats, but entry is limited to one per person per block. You must be 18 years or older to enter. *

Block 9 designed by Karen Thurn of Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats will be released on 9/4/18.


~Abbie ✨

I’m linking up with What I Made Monday from Becca of Pretty Piney.



25 thoughts on “Fall Into a QAL Block 8 Release!

  1. Thank you for showing how great the simple one is. I really do NOT like paper piecing, so I’m going to do the simple one, but I was feeling very out in the cold until I saw your block. =)

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  2. Hi Abbie! Your blocks are coming together really nicely, and you made excellent choices on your fabrics! That is often the most difficult part, especially when it is a mystery QAL. I haven’t paper pieced anything for years, so I think I would definitely do the easier one. I will check out her tutorial – thanks for sharing the link. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  3. Your block looks fabulous! I love that you choose the simple one – it is always good to have that. Your grouping is looking terrific – be proud.

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  4. Abbie, your block looks wonderful and fits in nicely with the other blocks. What I love best about the simpler one is how it shows off your fabric choices. Lovely! Thank you for linking up to my blog. It’s going to be so cool to see everyone’s blocks together.

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  5. Love your work!! I’m very new to paper piecing. I struggled in the beginning but then I did a class at my local sewing shop. Six weeks. We did Sassafras Designs’ Cadence Court. Being in a class setting consistently with the ability to do one set at class and another exact set at home set the skill in my head FINALLY!! I’ll be following your progress!

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    1. Hi Becky,
      Thank you so much!
      I looked up Cadence Court, wow! It is beautiful and so intricate. I’m impressed! Taking a class helps you learn so much and stay focused on finishing. I wish I had more available around me to take. Youtube video’s are my substitute.
      It’s so nice to hear from you, I love meeting new quilt bloggers. I’ll be following your projects too.
      I admire the beautiful quilts you make for our Service people.
      Sincerely ~Abbie


  6. Abbie, the color palette is stunning and the block is beautiful. The suite of blocks look beautiful together and it is interesting to hear you say that working with a limited solid palette had you spend less time on picking fabric – the blocks are amazingly balanced. I might need to try that as picking fabric is so hard for me. I also would not have known you are a newbie paper piecer!

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    1. Thank you so much Patty! I always appreciate your kind words. 😊
      I have a hard time too as you know! Limiting a quilt fabric/color palette definitely has its pros as well as cons.
      Pros we agree saves decision time, con is I sometimes wanted to make some of these QAL blocks more diverse. A learning experience as always! I’m happy with how it is all coming together.
      Jennifer’s beginner Leaf is a great pattern to get started paper piecing.

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