Sunday, October 01, 2006

fall, maple leaves




Judy and others have been posting maple leaf quilts. I have made two, this is the first, made about 8 years ago--one that got away without a label. The pattern was in American Patchwork and Quilting, I followed it closer than I do most patterns. I changed the orientation of the blocks to get a more diagonal feel. Note one of my signature ghost blocks--I love including a few low contrast blocks in a quilt.
Lots of thrift store shirts in this quilt!
The little leaves are 6 inches, the large ones 9 inches.

6 comments:

quiltpixie said...

love the "ghost" block. Neat idea for a "signature" block

Hedgehog said...

Thanks for sharing your signature ghost block idea! Very nice quilt!

Sharon said...

What a perfect time to see this quilt! I think I love the red and turquoise one the best - and I love the thoughts that it brings to your mind of your grandma and mother, too.

Angie said...

I love both of your maple leaf quilts! Especially the one from APQ...love that border...and how unique, your ghost block...really like that

Sarah said...

One of the first quilts I ever remember my mom making was an applique maple leaf quilt. It is still floating around somewhere. THanks for sharing the pictures!

Carol said...

Thanks for that Chicago info you e-mailed me. We decided not to go at this time, but I'm saving that info. How was Willmar?