Monday, October 3, 2016

Block 5 - Maggie's First Dance! Giveaway closed!

Start your engines!

Well, get ready at your machines, anyway! Pedal to the metal, right? (Grin)

This month's assignment is to make FIVE blocks! Yep, that's right. Up until now, you've made one block each month -- Jacquelynne upped the ante this time -- you'll make five of these setting blocks for the Maggie's First Dance quilt!

Don't stress!
She always has great instructions! And these are simple blocks!
You make lots of sub-units like these:


And then you sew them together to make five of these!


Just feast your eyes on those corners! I'm busting-my-buttons proud of how these turned out!


And here they are, lined up and ready to assemble into the quilt!


Now, you want to check out all the other bloggers' blocks, and see all the many ways that this project can be done!
And we have a new blogger, with a lovely prize! Christa's Quilts is sponsoring the prize package for this month!


Here is the list so that you can hop over and visit them all! (And enter to win at their blogs, too!)
http://greydogwoodstudio.com/

https://farmhousequiltsblog.wordpress.com/

http://thecraftyquilter.com/

http://www.evapaigequiltdesigns.blogspot.com/

http://gogokim.blogspot.com/

http://lilypadquilting.blogspot.com/  (You are here!)

https://thequiltingnook/wordpress.com 

                                                           https://christaquilts.com  

Here is how to enter our giveaway -- answer this question:

          How do you deal with the autumn leaves? Rake 'em up and jump in? 
            Use a blower? Compost 'em? Chop 'em up with the tractor?


Now, you don't have to, but if you are a follower, you can leave a second comment for another entry! Just cos we loves our Lilypadquilting friends!

We'll leave this open till October 10, and then announce our winner as soon as we can!

Good luck!
Love,

        


108 comments:

  1. Jacque, I live in central Florida, no autumn leaves to rake 😒

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  2. DH runs the leaves over with the lawn mower.

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  3. My husband uses the blower and I use the rake to get in the hedges and shrubs!

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  4. We mulch ours with the riding mower.

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  5. I love those beautiful fallen leaves! Once they are brown and covering the back yard, my husband pulls a leaf collector "thingy" behind the tractor and collects them. We bag them all and take them to a collection where they are composted. Lots of work!

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  6. I pick some of the nicest ones to iron with wax paper and use as decorations, the rest get raked and put into paper bags for recycling.

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  7. I follow you on bloglovin! πŸ™‚

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  8. I live in a very woodsy area, my leaves, which are few here in south Mississippi, fall where they may-no bother for me!

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  9. I just leave them I love walking thru them.

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  10. i don't deal with the fall leaves - that's a job for my hubby - LOL

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  11. My husband just chops them up with the tractor now, but when the kids were little we would rake them up & jump in them!

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  12. My husband does it and he rakes. Glad I don't have to do it but I help if I can.

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  13. I live in the Colorado mountains. We do not have a lot of leaves to clear but we do have lots of pine needles. We like to keep the feel of the forest so we clear the immediate area around the house for fire mitigation and leave the rest of the forest floor natural.

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  14. I don't have many in my yard, but the neighbor's tree leaves quite a bit of leaves. My husband doesn't like it so he rakes them. I would just leave them there. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  15. Luckily, I don't need to do anything with the leaves except enjoy the colors. I live in a condo and they use a blower.

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  16. I live in Montana and we rake them and throw them in the garden unless my 16 month old grandson comes over, then he will pick up leaves in the pile and throw them around.
    I am so impressed with your expertly pieced corners. Way to go.

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  17. We live in the country and our house sits on top of a hill. The wind takes care of most of the leaves and we sweep or blow off the rest.
    cathylouwilson@gmail.com

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  18. Rake, rake, rake. Then towards the end we use the lawnmower to mulch them onto the lawn.

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  19. We use the lawnmower to mulch them into our lawn. And ignore them mostly. We live on a gravel road in the country so no neighbors to complain about our leaves! thanks.

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  20. That's why I live on the 4th story of a condo building!!! No leaves for me!
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  21. I love to walk through the fallen leaves and kick them around. I never rake them just let the winter take care decomposing them and hoping they will provide some nourishment for what is under them.

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  22. We do several things to deal with our leaves & pine needles. My husband bags some with the mower, then uses a blower in the large areas of the yard. But, I have to hand rake my flower beds. :-(

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  23. Rake 'em to the road so the town's sweeper collects them and composts them for the town soil!

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  24. We do not have many leaves, so we just mow them. Living on the edge of the prairie, we always have wind and most leaves blow away!!

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  25. I blow them into a huge pile - then I jump into them! yup - childish but fun! (the kids jump in too!!)

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  26. Very few leaves to deal with, as we live in S. FL.

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  27. It will be a month before our leaves turn here in warm central California. Then we pile them in the street for the city pickup.

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  28. We have a cabin and a home... we toss the leaves in a trailer and haul them to the compost pile in both locations. By the end of the process we are exhausted. We never jump in them because we are in lyme disease areas and try to avoid tick bites.

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  29. We have a cabin and a home... we toss the leaves in a trailer and haul them to the compost pile in both locations. By the end of the process we are exhausted. We never jump in them because we are in lyme disease areas and try to avoid tick bites.

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  30. I live in Florida, we don't have much in the way of fall leaves. Our big oak trees shed in the spring. the old leaves get pushed off by the new growth. Hubs mulches them with the mower.

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  31. We mostly rake them up as our municipality collects and composts. Some end up in our compost.

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  32. Hubby rakes, blows, and chops some of them up for compost. He also puts some on the garden plants to protect them from cold and snow.

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  33. In MN, we have an enormous amount of leaves to deal with! Our way - blower and a match! Quick and easy!

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  34. Leave them and enjoy their crispness and autumn feel!

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  35. I leave them where they fall to naturally compost because I have way too many trees to do otherwise. I miss raking them in piles for my son to jump & hide in many years ago.

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  36. I don't have any trees near my new house, but in my former residence I bagged them and left then on the curb for city pick-up

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  37. Definitely compost them and in fact I lay them on my flower beds as a mulch so that when I water during the winter, it helps to keep the beds damp.

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  38. I am a follower with bloglovin'.

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  39. Oh Gosh! All the Leaves! We perform multiple tasks with the rake, the blower, mulch them up with the mower and of course the kids scatter them to the wind if they are in a pile!

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  40. LOL "Busting my buttons proud" and you should be too! Beautiful blocks Jacque! We mostly don't deal with Autumn leaves... they lay there and keep the gardens covered over the winter, LOL. We used to rake them in piles and let the kids jump in.

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  41. I say "oooh, look how pretty" and "leave" them be. :-)

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  42. I compost the leaves for my garden.

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  43. All our leaves come from the neighbors trees and when we have enough in our yard that haven't blown away my husband rakes them up and puts them in the yard debris recycling bin.

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  44. I follow your blog on bloglovin.

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  45. We compost most of our leaves. Those that don't get put into the compost, get raked down the hill behind our house into the woods.

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  46. I usually just mow my lawn one more time in October and that takes care of any unnecessary leaves. I leave anything in the flowerbeds for the ladybugs to overwinter in.

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  47. We rake the leaves up and compost them.

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  48. I have 11 large oak trees that are at least 65 years old and older. I have tons of leaves in the fall. My nephew blows them out in yard with the blower and cuts them up with the lawn mower. We still have to rake some of them.

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  49. I live in an apartment so I ignore them and they magically disappear.

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  50. We use a bagger behind our 4 wheeler. We have hundreds of trees so it takes a lot of loads.

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  51. Outside belongs to the hubbs. I must confess to maybe one raking and a bit of brooming when it gets rally bad.

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  52. I don't deal with leaves, I let my husband handle that task, haha. What he does is use a blower to gather the leaves in a pile and then run over them with the lawn mower with the basket attached. He says it's a pretty efficient system.

    anndunn24(at)gmail.com

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  53. Autumn leaves, some are left to compost by themselves, others get swept up as Hugh mows with the ride-on mower, one year I was very enthusiastic, and shovelled them into huge black plastic bags, and left them to turn into mulch.

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  54. I follow you, as you are on my blog list with Blogger.

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  55. In florida, not many leaves........and I guess what we do have will soon be blown about by Matthew.

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  56. I deal with leaves all year long by allowing my husband to use his big, noisy, obnoxious blower to blow them around. I, an opponent of noise pollution, would leave them lay there to break down and provide nutrition to the soil.

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  57. I rake..Husband mows em up! lol Grangirlie & I like jumpin in them..and runnin thru the crispy ones too! :)

    Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way! :)

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  58. I follow thru Bloglovin & Email :)

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  59. My husband is my lawn maintenance man, and I have no idea what he does with the leaves.

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  60. I'm lucky and have a service who takes care of this (I live in a condo development) although I love raking leaves!

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  61. We rake and pile for the grandkids to jump in. Then we bag the most of them for the compost pickup....and try to keep up with the last few by mulching with the mower.

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  62. Our lawn fellow mows them up. Here in NE Texas it's so windy that they don't stick around very long.

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  63. I wait for the wind to carry them away, then wind up dealing with them in the Spring!

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  64. We either rake or mulch. This is my first visit to your site, nice to meet you!

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  65. I try to chop them up with my mower. Or get the neighbor kid to rake them. Thanks

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  66. I try to chop them up with my mower. Or get the neighbor kid to rake them. Thanks

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  67. Wow! Your corners are amazing! (I'm bowing to you, several times, hehe) super job! I'm in California and I really don't have an issue with leaves.

    Thanks for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  68. I'm a follower via BlogLovin.


    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  69. My husband mulches them or collects them with mower, and puts on garden.

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  70. Adorable patterns! Would love a chance to win! thank you for all you do!!

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  71. I don't get many leaves at any time of the year in our yard - but I do rake them up before company come just to make things neater.

    Thanks for the chance. I really like the yellow!

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  72. Mu husband mows the leaves with his John Deere riding lawn mower - lots easier than raking or blowing! Thanks for the chance to win the patterns.

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  73. I love the Autumn leaves, most are raked up and burned. There a few I save as inspiration for patterns.

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  74. I use the leaves as a blanket so my plant are protected against snow and ice.

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  75. Most leaves are run over by the lawn mower. More leaves here than I expected.

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  76. Used to rake the leaves, now I chop them up with the lawnmower

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  77. We have mostly cedar trees around us now, so no leaves to deal with! At our old house we had a huge maple tree, ugh! We raked, composted, mowed over, & also prayed for a strong wind!

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  78. We have autumn colors! You must come north to not miss out on such a beautiful array! We have friends from Texas who come up here every year and stay so they can see. We have rooms in our church.... just for visitors.

    Thank you for all the great tips and give always! Come and help with my quilting skills!😜

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  79. We have to blow them to the street, then the township vacuums them up. Neat.

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  80. Sadly I have no trees and therefore no leaves. I miss trees.

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  81. My husband takes care of the leaves, with the old method! Raking, composting...

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  82. Hubby uses the mulch blade on his mower and chops them to tiny pieces!!!

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  83. When we had a yard, my husband would use the blower and I would rake into piles. I would invite the grand kids over and we would run and jump into the piles, laughing and squealing. We would then fill up Halloween lawn bags with the leaves and display them in the front yard. The event would end with hot apple cider!

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  84. We just run them over with the lawn mower :)

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  85. The first year we tried raking, but it was impossible to keep up. Now I just let them pile up against the fence, like mulch for roses, peonies, and lilies. Debbie Myers

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  86. Your blocks are beautiful, good job! Our leaves get raked or mulched.

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  87. We just mow them into mulch and leave them on the ground as fertilizer

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  88. For the leaves in my yard, I mow them up! Then in the spring, all the leaves that have collected in my yard from other yards get raked up and set out for the trash!

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  89. We live on a mountain, so, no need to do anything with falling leaves.

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  90. Having grown up in the Redwood Forest of California in the San Lorenzo Valley near Santa Cruz and then moving into areas where others deal with maintaining the grounds around our house/apartment I just love to walk over the leaves and lightly kick a few here and there. I love the crunch the they make, as the needles of both pine and redwoods don't make much noise.

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  91. I don't have very many trees; my oldest one and one other tree have both died. What little I have left don't leave:) a lot of leaves, so they pretty much just get left alone.

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  92. We don't have many leaves in Nevada, but if we did, I'd probably rake them into a pile and jump in!

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  93. We blow and haul them to the woods.
    Ohioholman at aol dot com

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  94. My husband chops them up with his riding lawnmower but by the end of the season we have so many that we are having to bag some of them up.

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  95. Although jumping into,them sounds fun. Compost is what works best in the endπŸ˜‹

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  96. No autumn in my part of the world. Love looking at pictures though!

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  97. We don't usually have enough leaves to need raking. What few there are just blow away on their own.

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