Yay for sewing fall quilts….my favorite! I’ve had a maple leaf quilt on my “must make” list for years, and this was the year I finally made myself one.
The pattern is called Fall Leaves (remember how I am NOT a creative pattern namer?!).
I had such a hard time choosing fabrics for this quilt. I ended up using a lot of fabrics from the Dear Isla collection by Cotton + Steel. It’s a little hard to find, but the prints are perfect for a fall quilt like this.
I tried to make my maple leaf blocks as life like as possible while keeping them simple…I made so many versions of it before landing on this one!
Diagonal Seam Tape will save you HOURS when you make these blocks! Whenever it says “mark a diagonal line” in the pattern…you can skip it and use the tape to get a nice straight seam.
I sent it off to Knot and Thread for quilting, she chose the most beautiful pattern on it that looks like wind blowing.
You can only see a tiny bit of the backing fabric in that photo above, but it’s a perfect color and print for a fall quilt.
Also there is bonus instructions in the pattern for this cute scrappy table runner. The quilt uses fat quarters, which leave a lot of scraps…so instead of letting those scraps go to waste I added in an easy runner pattern on the last page.
My golden model is going to miss the kids SO much when they go back to school. His whole life the kids haven’t been in school, and someone is constantly out playing with him…poor guy!
I’ll be back posting another fun fall quilt very soon!