Fall Inspired Wall Hanging Giveaway!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

I have a confession, I'm excited for summer to be over. Fall is my favorite season here in Seattle. The weather is bright and crisp, the colors are warm and the air smells fresh and spicy.

This felt embroidered wall hanging was inspired by all of the things I love about Autumn. It started when I stumbled upon the work of folk art quilter, Sue Spargo. I instantly fell in love with her designs but since my quilting skills could be classified as novice, at best, I decided to work in a medium I'm more comfortable with, felt!

To celebrate the change of seasons and my new obsession with felt leaves, I'm giving away this wall hanging! Want to win? Just leave a comment telling me what you love about fall. If you are a follower you can leave two comments and double your chances. I'll be picking a winner on Saturday, September 15th.



I stuck with a (mostly) fall color palette for the felt, the embroidery floss and the beads and buttons I used throughout. Each leaf is unique and measures approximately 3 inches tall x 2 inches wide. They are stitched onto a large piece of felt, which is stitched onto another large piece of felt! I created tabs at the top and used a wood dowel for hanging. 





If you love fall as much as I do and want to win this hanging to adorn your wall during the season, leave a comment telling me your favorite thing about autumn. If you're a follower, leave two comments! I'll be picking a winner on Saturday, September 15th.

Like this but would rather make your own? You're in luck! Leslie, from Leslie's Art and Sew, and I are doing a blog swap later this week and I'll be sharing a tutorial for how to make your own felt leaf wall hanging. Stay tuned for that!



157 comments:

Shirley Tener said...

I love fall colors and the cooling down in TS

Shirley Tener said...

I am a follower

Elena V said...

Awwww how cute! My favorite thing about the fall is the scent of fallen leaves and trees on a misty, foggy morning...when I am sitting on my porch drinking a big cup of hot chocolate or apple cider. Ahh my favorite season is here!

lifesdeepcolors@hotmail.com

Elena V said...

I follow you as Elena V

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Mimi said...

I love the fall couloirs - perfect for beautiful photographs. Your wall hanging is exceptioonal - I would love to display it inu home to admire!!!

asimetris said...

hai,,
i'm from Indonesia,,so i n've never felt autumn,, hehehe,,
but, i think autumn is a romantic season,, cause when the leaves fall, i will be at peace,,

love this hanging wall, bytheway :)

regrad,
sari
ratihpadmasari@gmail.com

asimetris said...

love your wall hanging :)

regrad,
sari
ratihpadmasari@gmail.com

Theresia (Minori Design) said...

This is soo beautiful!
I love to win this giveaway wall hanging for my new Australian home :)
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment on my blog.
Have a beautiful Fall!!!

Theresia x

Skwishee said...

That's beautiful, Mareth! I've always loved fall - maybe because my birthday is October 19th. :) Smack in the middle of the excellent sweater weather.

Heather D. said...

It's gorgeous! I won't lie, I like fall because it's back to school, and not at all because I want to get rid of my kids, it's just nice to be able to get the house back in order!

Jenny said...

So cute! I love sweaters and hot drinks :)

Jenny said...

I am also a follower.

Judy said...

I am a follower!

I love the changing of the leaves on the trees and when there is a gentle breeze and a few leaves fall to the ground. So very peaceful!

Judy said...

I also love getting to put away the shorts and get out the sweaters and sweatshirts!

Gill said...

Wow! this is stunning ! I love it!
I like the misty mornings and the changing colours of the trees!

Gill said...

I'm a happy follower!

kittykill said...

I love everything about fall! The crisp air, Halloween and even the rain that hits us in the northwest. I would say my favorite, though, is Halloween.

kittykill said...

I am a follower

azteclady said...

Oh it's so pretty! All bright and colorful--I want it for my very own!

My favorite thing about Autumn? Definitely a respite from the unrelenting heat (welcome to Central Florida). One of the things I envy those leaving North of me is the changing leaves--here they are green one day, brown the next and three weeks later they just fall off :-(

azteclady said...

Oh and I follow your blog.

(Also, thank you for planning on a tutorial on this!)

Pam Fields said...

Mareth, this is just beautiful! I love the colors of fall. Orange, browns, dark greens and golds are some of my most favorite colors. We have a row of Maple trees in our back yard that become glorious and looks like the leaves are on fire in the fall. This is a great project and I can't wait to see the tutorial. Crafty Sheep's color challenge for September are Fallen Hues. I think I just found my project! :)

jeyanthi said...

I'm afraid I've never experienced fall/autumn yet, staying here in Malaysia. But I'm sure all four seasons have their own special beauty. And your wall hanging is beautiful!

jolieqn73@yahoo.com

Leslie Andersen said...

I can't believe you're giving this beautiful wall hanging away! I love it so much, what a thrill it would be to win!

jeyanthi said...

I'm also your ardent follower! Thanks for the chance to win :-)

jolieqn73@yahoo.com

Leslie Andersen said...

My favorite thing about autumn is definitely the cooler temps!

primdollie said...

I love the colors of fall and being able to wear knee socks and a sweater!! I'm excited for the crisp cool evenings and mornings waking up!! I LOVE fall!! I love your beautiful wall hanging the colors are perfect!! thnx for a chance to win!!

primdollie said...

I'm a follower too!! so much fun getting an email from you.... it makes me smile!

hennies.pennies said...

What a wonderful Fall wall hanging!! I love Fall!! The colors, smells and crunch of the leaves under foot. Apple and pumpkin pie! Crisp nights and cool days... It's a perfect way to cap off a delightful summer! Be especially blessed, Kathy

hennies.pennies said...

I am a follower by email.

lynaeve said...

I LOVE this wall hanging. I like the weather in fall.

lynaeve said...

I'm a follower.

dragonswing said...

I am a follower

dragonswing said...

I love the all the pretty colors of fall. I also like hiking in the woods and being able to kick up the leaves on the trail. Silly me!!!

Kira - oopsicraftmypants.com said...

Oh my goodness, I would just DIE if I won this, Lime. It's gorgeous, absolutely.

Kira - oopsicraftmypants.com said...

And I am SO commenting twice, because I follow the HECK out of your blog :)

Nancy said...

How gorgeous!! Your embroidery work is really getting quite amazing. And the colors and textures here are just lovely. I'd love to win:) My favorite thing about fall is getting to pull out all of those cardigans and snuggling up! Oh...and I love a good crisp, blue sky day walk to look at the changing leaves:)

MissingWillow said...

I love making caramel apples. Fall gives me permission to do it!

MissingWillow said...

I'm a happy follower!

Kay said...

Your wall hanging just oozes comfort and autumn, thank you for a beautiful giveaway. I look forward to bonfire night on November 5th when we have bonfire and firework parties in England. It would include the burning of your own homemade Guy Fawkes, and scrummy food too, hopefully toffee apples.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Kay said...

I follow via email. I also look forward to lots of rich autumnal food like bramble crumble.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

That really is beautiful!
Please count me in:)

blueeyednightowl.blogspot.com

Mary Mac said...

Gorgeous wall hanging, your leaves just pop out from the background. My favorite thing is the changing leaves. I don't mind getting out the rake either.

Mary Mac said...

I am a follower

Carlie said...

I love fall, the warm beautiful colors and the cool crisp air. Your wall hanging is beautiful and I would love to win it to hang in my home during my favorite season.

Carlie said...

I love your blog and am now following it and you on pinterest.

Digital Misfit said...

Fall is perfection!
I love the crisp air, wearing cardigans and my new fall shoes. I adore the colors of the leaves and the smell of the air. I would happily ditch the summer months and replace them with a longer fall.

Digital Misfit said...

of course I follow your blog!

Nosnin said...

I love all the stitches in that wall hanging. All nice and neat.
Fall is my favorite time of year for pretty much the same reasons you listed. :)

MAD14kt said...

I love when the leaves change...the more orange, the better :)

Zakka Life said...

I love fall too. I'm looking forward to the weather cooling down. Today it was 90!

Lovely leaf wall hanging.

landofbreadandhoney said...

I love those autumn mornings when there's a frost on the ground, the sun is just comning out, and there's a misty haze over the trees. I'm not so keen on the shorter days!

landofbreadandhoney said...

I love those autumn mornings when there's a frost on the ground, the sun is just comning out, and there's a misty haze over the trees. I'm not so keen on the shorter days!

landofbreadandhoney said...

Oh, and I'm a follower too!

waggonswest said...

That is gorgeous! I love your stitching.

Rebecca White said...

Favorite thing about fall?! That's easy! Bouquets of freshly sharpened pencils ready for school! I love fresh, sharp pencils and you always see them in the fall!

Rebecca White said...

I follow you as well! Second favorite thing, would be all the spice smells from my fall baking!

NanaJen said...

I love the smell of the woods in the fall, the sight of the brightly-colored leaves, and the smell of the smoke from the first of many fires built in the fireplaces or wood-burning stoves of the homes around ours :)

NanaJen said...

I'm a follower & have been for a while.

Unknown said...

I love the wind and the unexpected warm showers that we get in Autumn here in the Czech Republic :)

verykerryberry said...

I love the sun, it always seems to come at the beginning of September and the light is low and glows. We often seem to have poor weather in the summer and great weather early fall in the UK

Sandryte said...

I like Autumn because of apple pies, plaids and potato pancakes :)

Sandryte said...

I've just joined your followers - you are such a creative and inspiring person! I am happy I found your blog through CraftGossip!

Anonymous said...

I love the crisp Fall air, the brilliant leaves and the chance to wear some of the hand knitted socks I have finished over the Summer. Also my birthday is in late September.

Your wallhanging is beautiful!!!
I love the colors you used.
knitpurlgrrl@att.net

Jenelle said...

I love fall because it gets cooler (even a little rainier) and everything greens up. I also live near the beach, so it's blessedly deserted once the temps drop. ;)

Jenelle said...

I am a follower. :) This is such a beautiful wall hanging! The range of texture and stitches is fantastic. Thanks for the chance.

Lava said...

It's got to be the cider.

Betty said...

Thank you for the wonderful giveaway. I love crisp fall mornings and apple crisp.

Betty said...

Thank you for the wonderful giveaway. I love crisp fall mornings and apple crisp.

Sheila said...

I love fall flavors - pumpkin, cranberries, apples, lots of yummy things to eat!

Singtatter said...

We don't have 4 seasons here in Singapore. But i do like fall for the colours especially all those leaves.

Fifi said...

i love because in my family are many birthdays: me , my mother, my niece, my father and my daughter!!!! Your wall hanging is beautiful and I would love to win it to hang in my home. ;)

kitty_wench said...

I love the contrasts of colours. A clear blue sky backdrop for the changing colours of the trees.

Line Labrecque said...

I love fall because my birthday is in early september and as a child it meant going back to school, a chance to see old friends and learning new things. That feeling of the possibilities around the corner is still with me every year. In nature, it means a rest, things winding down. This year I hope it means a rest from the heat because summer has been very hot.

Fifi said...

I'm a happy follower!

i love your blog

hivetender said...

I love the fresh crisp air that make you feel energized. I love apple cider season and crunchy leaves under my feet.
Great wall hanging!

Kitty said...

I love the fact that you can sit outside without MELTING...

Cathy H said...

I love fall because of the beautiful colors of the leaves and it finally cools down enough to enjoy the outdoors again.

Candy said...

Beautiful. what a wonderful chance
Candy

Nona said...

Love your fall leaves. Fall is my favorite season, enjoy the festivals, colors, everything about fall is great.

Nona said...

I just signed up to be a follower.

Bettina Groh said...

favorite fall things? Lower temps! Fall leaves, apple cider , apple butter and Halloween!!

Ginger Schultz said...

I love the smells and colors of fall. The brisk air and the crisp nights.

custardfairy said...

Hands down, it's the smell in the air. I love the crisp, old leaves aroma. Not to mention a dash of bonfire.

custardfairy said...

Just started following you in Pinterest, too!

superstitches said...

My favorite things about fall are apples and pumpkins. You can make such yummy tasting things with them.

Steph said...

Autumn is my favorite time of year! And I love felt and buttons and use them a lot in my crafts, which include doorhangers. LOVE your leaves hanging! Ok, so things I love about Autumn - the crisp air, the sounds of leaves scuttling across the street, the smell of the air, the color of the leaves, the deep BLUE of the sky, the chilly mornings, that FALL FEELING. :>) I feel excited and happy in Autumn. This is my first time visiting your blog, but I will return! Thanks for posting your wonderful work. My email is stgazell@rcn.com :)

Pam said...

I'm a Seattlite too! I think we get more sunny weather in September and October than we do the rest of the year. I love the farmer's markets, the abundance of fresh produce, and having it cool off enough so I can wear the new outfit I bought at the Nordstrom sale!

Seacoast Quilter said...

I love the cooler weather in fall, and the color palette is my favorite! Nature puts on such a show for us.

Seacoast Quilter said...

I am following your blog and pinterest.

Lynn said...

I like fall also, especially for the colors and for Halloween. And of course the cooler weather is much appreciated. Your leaf wall hanging is BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE working with felt...always have.

Terry Kessinger said...

What I love about fall is bringing out my soft cardies and scarves, my stews braising in the oven, and going out to my porch in the nippy morning with a cup of coffee and a blanket and watch the world wake up.

Terry Kessinger said...

I am a new follower. So glad to have found you!

Shirley said...

I just found this blog @ I am happy to comment. I love fall because of the beautiful colors,the crisp air,the smells,and the feeling of hibernating for the winter doing my knitting.

Susan G said...

Fall is a feast for the senses. The smell of fall can be crisp like the cooling air or damp like the fallen leaves. The sounds of leaves crunching under our feet. The sight of changing color and changing clothes. Fall will be a welcome relief after this unending summer.

Jowyn Jenson said...

I love the bright, crisp fall mornings.

Jowyn Jenson said...

I'm a follower. I love your wall hanging. I hope I win :)

Vanessa said...

Beautiful wall hanging! I love that in fall everything slows down. Very nice time of year. Thanks!

sandra k williams said...

i love the fall for all the wonderful smells and the beautiful colors.

QuilterLaura said...

I love the sky the most: bright, blue, and crisp! Fall always has the best clouds as well. Fall is my favorite season.

GinaE said...

I love everything about fall...the promise of cooler weather (I'm in TX, so you know, it's often just a promise), pumpkins, acorns and leaves.
In fact I decorate with leaf things all year around. I just love, love, love this wall hanging!!! Many thanks for the chance to win!!!

GinaE said...

I just signed up to be a follower! Looooove this wall hanging!!!

katiedidit said...

What a beautiful piece! All the wonderful colors of autumn. I also love the crisp weather. Light jacket weather is the best! Thanks for the chance to win such a lovely work!

katiedidit said...

I signed up to follow your blog. Don't want to miss your tutorial for this wall hanging. AND another chance to actually WIN the wall hanging can't hurt. Thanks again!

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I love the cooler temperatures and the bright colors like the golds, oranges, reds in the leaves when they changed.

BeeSewSweet said...

I absolutely love the colors of fall and the crisp coolness in the air. Your wall hanging is gorgeous!

BeeSewSweet said...

I'm a new blog follower. :)

Rose said...

Fall has always been my favorite season. I love the crisp air, the changing colors of the leaves, winter squash cooking in the oven, apples so crisp that the juice runs down my arm when I bite into them.

Your hanging is absolutely beautiful and I know right where I am going to hang it!! Thank you.

Rose said...

I am a follower and look forward to seeing more of your creativity.

Thank you for sharing your crafts.

Donnalpb said...

Fall? Fall, you say? Colors, crunchy leaves, pears and apples, cooler weather, school starts, long shadows, pumpkin anything, long sleeves, warm socks, snuggly blankets on the bed, fireplace, jeans, boots, sweaters!!!

:)

Kory said...

I love the way summer winds down a bit. The smell of the leaves, the colors, the coolness. I love the humidity in the air in fall. Autumn is my favorite. Apple pie, windows open, scarves, I could go on and on...

Donnalpb said...

New follower!!!

.....rain, snow, candles that smell like cinnamon and apples, knitting BIG projects, the time change....and on and on and on......

Jane S. said...

I'm a new follower through Google Reader/RSS feed. :)

Jane S. said...

Autumn is my favorite season too! I like the way it smells, that kind of spicy leaf smell. I like the hot days with the cold nights. I like the rain, oh how I've missed it! I like the colors, all those reds, yellows and oranges against the evergreens. I like the fog. Ahhh, autumn. :)

marilync said...

Hi! I love autumn, the rich scarlet, the golden yellows as well as the deep green of the evergreens. I think, trees become magical at this time of year, a true painter's canvas

Karen Farley said...

Fall is my favorite season because of the rich colors and cool temperatures. The best reason is because it is my birthday!!!!

Anonymous said...

What's not to love? I love the colors (warm yet inviting) the smells, the tastes. I love when that first morning comes that you walk out of your door and have to scurry back for a sweater!

Ashley
The Shirley fam at cableone dot net

Anonymous said...

I am a follower!

Ashley
The shirley fam at cableone dot net

Terri said...

This is beautiful. It captures the colors and textures of falling leaves.
Thank you for the contest.

Heather Nybo said...

I love the jewel tone colors and the cool air! I wish it lasted longer!

crafter1953 said...

I love fall almost as much as I like winter. I am on a medication that makes me feel the heat more than normal so I love the cooler weather and the colors of fall. Thank you for the giveaway.

jusaweecatnap said...

Apropos of your post, I love the fall leaves, the riotous change in colors, the crunch under foot. I remember scooping up leaves with my son as I walked him to kindergarten, too many years ago. Once we started we couldn't stop. Each different one was too pretty to pass up.

usagypsy said...

I love almost everything about fall. Apples, pumpkins, changing leaves, crisper air, a favorite sweater, football and autumn crafting. Can you tell it's my favorite season :)

jusaweecatnap said...

I had to become a follower so I can get your instructions on how to make this beautiful piece. thanks

teamc777 said...

The wall hanging is beautiful. What I love about fall is the cooling weather and lots of wonderful memories with my husband. It's his favorite too. :)

spidermom said...

such a cute project to celebrate a lovely season! while i'm not a fan of the cold wind that comes with autumn, i do love the incredible colors of the trees changing and the over all smell of fall :)

spidermom said...

oh and i am a follower-cuz you're awesome!

Chrissy said...

The colors for fall are great!

bethwalker07 said...

I was just telling a friend at work today that I love fall because its time to wear jeans and sweaters!!

bethwalker07 said...

Aaaand Im a follower! That wall hanging really is lovely!

Ms. Knitsalot said...

Everything...breathtaking colors, leaves dancing on the ground, cooloer weather, caramel apples, knitting projects...ahhh, I love fall! Your felt hanging is oh so cute and I love the colors. Thanks for the chance to win.

dragonswing said...

I'm a follower

dragonswing said...

I love all the different colors of fall. I love hiking in the woods and skuffing up the dried leaves.

TinaW said...

I love how crisp the air is and how everything smells good.

Katja Huber said...

Well, it doesn't hurt that my birthday is in the Fall....:)
I deliver mail here in Powell River, BC, Canada and though it doesn't get smokin hot...it's so much crisper and the colors are sharper in the Fall....love it!!

slgennut1@yahoo.com said...

My favorite thing about fall is that the super hot summer is over! Love the colors too! The wall hanging is gorgeous!!!

Lucy said...

I love crisp Ontario Gala apples!

Jill King-Compogno said...

Beautiful wall hanging Lime!

Fall is my absolute favorite season. The cool air, the turning leaves, the pumpkins and apples coming into season. The feel of fall is just amazing!

-Jill
(aka jillybeans on craftster)

Helen said...

WOW - I love this LimeRiot!
This will be a special autumn for me - my older son starts at school nursery for the first time, so would love something as special as this hanging to commemorate the occasion :)

Helen (aka craftster mini_mum)

Helen said...

just started following, so posting again :)

Susan said...

I love the color! I have 3 sugar maples side by side that I see whenever I look out the back door. They each change colors on their own schedule. The middle one started turning orangy this week, while the others are still green. I'm treated to the brilliant colors over a nice stretch of fall before the snow arrives- no wonder I love the gorgeous reds and oranges and greens and golds!

Marilyn Bott said...

The air is crisp and clear and it's a time of new beginnings...fall is the best!

Anonymous said...

I love the changing of the leaves, the crunch of the leaves under my feet, I love the smell of the air, seeing pumpkins at the stores.

ps, I would buy a kit of this hanging!

Pam D

Leah said...

Halloween, hands down! But the leaves all changing colour is pretty awesome too. :)

Anonymous said...

I would love to have this wall hanging its beautiful, i love fall the best and i miss it since i live in the high desert of California. No fall here! Not like back in Mass!

tintocktap said...

Your wall hanging is absolutely beautiful! I might have to copy .... unless I can win it! LOL!

I love autumn, everything about it - the colours, the crisp frosty mornings, wind, rain, digging out my wooly jumpers, wearing boots again, snuggling up warm and cozy in front of a warm fire, the evenings getting darker, beginning the preparations for Christmas. And of course, I have to include my son's and my dad's birthdays on the same day in the autumn! New beginnings too with the start of a new school year! I could go on and on and on ..... !

jeneenc said...

I love your wallhanging... Love the fall colors, I have 3 quilts that all celebrate FALL. I'd love to add this to my collection as I have none done in wool... though I love working in wool, too.

Susan said...

Living in Florida, we don't have the leaves changing but it is nice to finally be able to turn off the AC, open the glass doors and enjoy the drop in humidity. Your lovely wall hanging would remind me of visits to North Carolina to view the gorgeous mountains. Unlike most people when they retire, we would like to move away from Florida so we could enjoy the change of seasons.

Kristen said...

I love fall for the changing of the colors on the leaves and for going to cider mills to have some fresh cider and donuts!

Nosnin said...

Yay! Yay for being featured on Craftster!

Kimberly said...

The crisp air,colored leaves on the trees, but mostly PUMPKIN flavored everything!!

Anonymous said...

I just love the smells and crispness of fall!

Oils@essentialenterprises.org

Anna said...

I love the smell of a crisp evening!

Melissa said...

Our neighborhood has the strip of grass between the sidewalk and the street and one of our trees is finally turning! It seems like last week that I watched it shoot off, bud, and then have brand new green leaves! Fall is coming fast...

K said...

I love your wall hanging and would really like to win it. So, my favorite thing about fall is all of the many different colors that turn up in nature. The leaves change colors even birds change....like the beautiful gold finches; turn olive green this time of year. I also like to rake a large pile of leaves together and watch my kids run and jump in them. When they were really young we would rake a big pile to the bottom of their swingset and they slide down into a pile or jump out of their swings and land in a giant pile, laughing the whole time. Thanks a bunch! =)

ruby murray said...

Dang it, how did I miss out on this deadline? gorgeous work impeccably carried out as usual, thought I recognised your handiwork on Craftster from the thumbnail ;)

shortseam said...

I love all the colors of the leaves on the trees in the fall. I live in an area that is loaded with trees and I love taking drives in the mountains and hills just to see the foliage.

Mandy said...

I LOVE this! My favorite things about fall are college football and the changing leaves :)

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