Saturday, May 17, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival

Welcome to the online quilt show that is Blogger's Quilt Festival!

This is my entry in the Small Quilts category.

It's called "Falling Leaves" and measures 23-3/4" x 25-3/4".

I had a variety of autumn-colored leaf prints in my stash, which made me think of Maple Leaf blocks. But then, I had to go get the yellow background fabric, because I tend to not have much in the way of yellow. Isn't that the way it goes — you try to use up some of your stash and end up with *more* fabric?!

I wanted to convey a sense of random motion. So I just started adding strips of various widths to the sides of the Maple Leaf blocks, arranging the blocks, turning them in different directions until it looked right, and then trimming as needed.

Before adding the scrappy binding, I marked the top with a simple leaf pattern, connecting the individual leaves with short curved lines to create a "vine-y" look, and hand quilted it with contrasting brown thread.



  1. Beautiful hand-quilting! It's perfectly stitched!

  2. I really like your combination of the pattern and the quilting.

  3. precioso!!! me gustan las hojas de te
    el acolchado perfecto

  4. pretty! I think that making a quilt from stash, then having to buy fabric for it is a great way to circulate your stash! Love the hand quilting.