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Friday, September 24, 2021

" Fall"- A Fall Doodle

 It is a beautiful glorious day! The birds are chirping, and there is a little nip in the air. Fall is here! 

I have been busy working on this little Fall Doodle using the basic back stitch. A little pumpkin, falling leaves and of course a crow complete this piece.

So let me tell you the measurements and how I pieced mine. 

*   I embroidered my design on a piece of scrap white fabric  measuring 5 1/2" x 12".    After completing the embroidery, I trimmed it to 4 1/2" x 11 1/2" 

I used what floss I had on hand. The letters were stitched in DMC 3371. Other floss colors that I used were DMC 310, 920 , 782, and 319. I debated on how to finish it , but ended deciding on a little bench quilt  . 

*  I cut out 30- 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" strips from assorted scraps . 


*   4 - 2 1/2" squares. 

*  From the assorted 1 1/2"  x 2 1/2" scraps  ,  I  pieced 11 scrap strips together.  This  gave me a scrappy unit  measuring 2 1/2" x 11 1/2"  . I  created  2 of these strips- one for the top of the embroidery piece and one for the bottom.  

* From the assorted 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" scraps , I  pieced 4  scrap strips together. This gave me a scrappy unit measuring 2 1/2 x 4 1/2" . I  created 2 of these strips- one for the left and one for the right of the embroidery piece. 

  * Looking at the photo, you can see how I laid out my strips and squares for piecing. 

I just loved how it came out and am smitten with all of the shirting fabrics that is in this piece. 

This was a super quick project.  I will be finishing the quilting today and then onto the binding. I really think it will be on display by the night's end.  Fingers crossed. 🤞

 If you would like to stitch it, I invite you to check out the pdf below.  

Click here for Fall embroidery design.

Well I am off to enjoy the rest of this blessed Fall evening with needle and thread in hand. Have a fabulous Fall day and as always...

Happy quilting , ya'll


I am joining these lovely ladies' link parties. I hope you check them out; they always have so many wonderful projects going on and provide the opportunity for other needleworkers to meet. 

Alycia's of Alycia Quilts for Finished of Not Friday

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict  for Can I Get a Whoop Whoop-Friday

Michelle  at From Bolt to Beauty for Beauty Pageant 144   - Friday

Wendy at Wendy's Quilts for Peacock Party - Friday 

Frederique at  Applique Patchwork Quilting for Patchwork & Quilts #69    - Saturday

Angela of  So Scrappy  for Scrap Happy Saturday

All at once , Summer collapsed into Fall. 

Hugs and Stitches!!!

Dedicated to my sweet sister, Amy. I miss and love ya. 



  1. Melisa, I really believe that you sew and quilt in your sleep, OR you have elves that help you get things done, LOL!!! So cute, and I have tons of 2 1/2" strips of fall colors. Now, I have another little project to keep me company while I listen to TV at night. Sending hugs with love to you and your family. We are having a cooler day here in AZ, yay!!! no rain but that is okay.

    1. I am so glad it is cooling down a bit for you Mary. It got into the mid 70's here today and later this weekend it will be in the 80's . Our river was flooded from all of the rain earlier this week. I wish I could send some of that rain your way. Lol. I wish I did have some elves to help me get done all that I wish I could. I am so thrilled that you like my little doodle. Have a fabulous and blessed weekend,my dear. Big hugs.

  2. Oh, that is cute as can be! Thanks for sharing your design - I'm going to have to make one!

    1. Aah thank you so much. I bought a little bench this past weekend that it will fit perfectly on for display. I have been trying to get back into my embroidery. My stitches are a bit rusty , but it is sew much fun. Have a fabulous weekend and happy quilting. Hugs

  3. Really sweet little wall quilt or whatever you'll use it for. Don't you just love small projects? Happy stitching!

    1. I sure do, Gretchen. I enjoy working on them between the larger quilts plus they give me a sense of accomplishment. I hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with all kinds of quilting pleasures. Hugs.

  4. So lovely! And I adore the photo of the project in the hoop!

  5. Cute design, I love it, and thanks for the PDF!

  6. I really like the embroidery - but the way you framed it just makes it AWESOME!!!


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