Fall Leaves Quilt Pattern

Fall Leaves Quilt Pattern

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?!).  

Fall Leaves Quilt Pattern

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!

Fall Leaves Quilt Pattern

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.  

Fall Leaves Quilt Pattern

Fall Leaves Quilt Pattern

I sent it off to Knot and Thread for quilting, she chose the most beautiful pattern on it that looks like wind blowing. 

Fall Leaves Quilt Pattern

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.

Fall Leaves Quilt Pattern

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.

Fall Leaves Quilt Pattern

Fall Leaves Quilt Pattern

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!

 

Fall Leaves Quilt Pattern

The Fall Leaves pattern can be found here as a PDF, or here as a Paper pattern.  

I’ll be back posting another fun fall quilt very soon!  

 

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An August Shimmer Quilt

I hosted my first sew-a-long in 2019 for this Shimmer quilt pattern…and promptly realized I am very bad at doing sew-a-longs!  

Good news is, I just finished this quilt 3 years later and I LOVE it.  It’s a perfect quilt to finish this summer.  

Shimmer Quilt Pattern

I sent it to Kait for quilting, I love the design she chose!   The back is the large floral from my Backyard Blooms collection (discontinued).  

While my boys were fishing out at the beach one evening, I snapped some photos with my quilt holder-upper:

Isn’t she cute?  Sophie is 9, in braces, has the most beautiful curly red hair, and is always bubbly.  I don’t share my kids here much anymore…but I miss seeing their cute faces in posts now and then! 

Since finishing this one I cleaned up my sewing space and I’m waiting for inspiration to strike…I need another fun, easy going, slow paced sewing project to start.  This was a perfect one to make block by block, and use up larger scraps.    

The pattern is Shimmer (the Throw size is shown here, the Twin is on the pattern cover).  The fabric was a huge mix of scraps and random pieced I had saved.

Oh and yes…the boys caught fish while we took quilt photos at the beach, I’ll spare you those photos…but they were nice big salmon! 

 

 

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