Friday, October 26, 2012

Maple Sugar

Without further adieu, my new favorite quilt, Maple Sugar!!


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!


Quilt Stats:
  • Size - 72" x 72"
  • Pieced by Me
  • Quilted by Me on my home machine
  • Best Category - Throw Quilt 
Also linking up with Finish it Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts!

51 comments:

  1. I love that backing fabric! It ties all of the leaves together so well! :)

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  2. Beautiful quilt! I have a leaf quilt buzzing in my brain, but too many other things to finish first. I love your reverse leaves in your focal point. Something unexpected, but so lovely.

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  3. Beautiful! I love how you did the center focal point, it makes the pattern even more interesting!

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  4. This quilt is so GORGEOUS! I love the focal point, it makes this quilt extra special. The backing print and binding print you chose tie it all together perfectly. Beautiful work!

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  5. That backing fabric is amazing! Great job.

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  6. love your leaves and i love the back!! i just made curtains for our trailer with that print xoxox

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  7. I LOVE maple leaves! Yours are absolutely beautiful! Great work.

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  8. It's so pretty Kelsey! A quilt like this is on my list of quilty goals for 2013.

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  9. Outstanding! I really love the focal blocks in the center.

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  10. Looks just like fall leaves changing colour! Love the layout too. Great entry!

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  11. Perfect for this season! Love that you added a focal point for some extra interest - very clever!

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  12. Love this block! You have a lovely quilt!

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  13. Gorgeous quilt. I need one for the fall . . . Putting it on the list for next year.

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  14. You know, every time I think about these blocks I don't think I like them. And then every time I see one of the finished projects with them I think they're like the best thing ever. Seriously, this looks fabulous!

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  15. Lovely quilt! I love the focal blocks - they really add a nice touch to the quilt!

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  16. Lovely quilt, lovely backing and those focal blocks make it very original!

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  17. I love how this turned out! The center design really ties it all together nicely too. What's the name of the print you used for the center design if you happen to know?

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  18. Love how you twisted the leaves and I also love the backing. Beautiful!

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  19. Kelsey, this is beautiful! I've been following along on this one's progress and your speed amazes me! I love all the fun fall colors in it and you're right, the backing print is perfect!

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  20. Beautiful quilt! I love that bright green leaf that pops!

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  21. Great finish! I think that the focal design in the center is a nice touch!

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  22. What a fun and beautiful quilt! I haven't see. Any other maple leaf quilts yet - yours is awesome!!!

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  23. What a great quilt, and perfect backing ; )

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  24. Beautiful quilt! I especially love they way you did the center leaves. Fantastic!

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  25. This is gorgeous! I absolutely love your fabric choices, Kelsey!

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  26. Love, love, love the center! So neat. And the backing fabric is so great-- it's so satisfying to find the perfect backing or binding, isn't it?

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  27. oh yeah, this is one awesome maple leaf quilt - nicely done!!

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  28. Oh Kelsey, this quilt is divine. I love the centre, it's perfect!

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  29. The lovely quilt and the backing are so pretty together! Well done!

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  30. Yes I do think this needs to be shown off...Lovely quilt

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  31. Great job! I love this (and not just because, as a Canadian, I'm a sucker for maple leafs. ;-)

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  32. Wow! This is a beauty! I love the contrast of the maple leaves in the centre- very clever!

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  33. So pretty! Love the colors you used!

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  34. The perfect autumn quilt! I love the pattern and the fabrics and the reversed blocks at the centre are inspired!

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  35. Great fabric choices - it really captures autumn

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  36. I can see why you like this---it is fantastic!!

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  37. What a gorgeous quilt. Love how the center turned out!

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  38. This is just so stunning - fall is my favourite season and I can imagine the fun of getting this out each fall. The colours, the design, the fabrics, the quilting - just perfect.

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  39. It look so good! A beautiful fall quilt :)

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  40. I love this, i love how you did the center portion, great idea!

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  41. This is a gorgeous fun quilt!! I love the mix of fabrics you've used. The backing is so cute too!

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  42. Perfect backing for this quilt! So darn cute.

    I love the maple leaf blocks and the colours you used really make this come to life. Awesome job!

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  43. Kelsey, that quilt is fabulous!!! I love every single thing about it. No wonder it's been traveling all over your house :-)

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  44. Yes, what an apt and beautiful quilt to share on the blogger's quilt festival:)

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  45. Perfect fall quilt! I love it!

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  46. So beautiful Kelsey! Love that center with the leaves going in all directions!

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  47. Ahhh, I love this! Gorgeous!! :)

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  48. it is my favorite! i am so glad it is making you so happy! i want to copy you totally! xo

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