After seeing Maple leaf quilts popping up all over Instagram and Flickr I decided that I had to have one!! I found this set of directions on Quilters Cache, tweaked them a bit, and then made 36 blocks for my quilt.
I used 18 different fat quarters and made 2 leaves of each print and and paired them with a cream background.
At the last minute I decided to make two blocks that were opposite with cream for the leaf and brown for the background. When I laid out the top I decided to make them a focal point in the center.
I backed it in the perfect Fall print from the Bella line by Lotta Jansdotter.
I quilted it myself on my machine in my usual all over loopies and then bound it with a fun leaf print from Connecting Threads.
As I said, this is my new favorite quilt, and it's my husband's favorite as well! It has been shuffling around from our bed to the couch and is in use quite often.
This is also my entry for the Blogger's Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side! There are so many awesome quilts that are entered so make sure that you stop over and get inspired!
- Size - 72" x 72"
- Pieced by Me
- Quilted by Me on my home machine
- Best Category - Throw Quilt