My Sewful Retirement

A Quilting Journey

Maple Leaf Obsession

Ohhh… I sew love the maple leaf quilt block 🙂

There are several versions of the maple leaf block. I like this one because it’s quick and easy!

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maple leaf batik pillow

This maple leaf quilt block can be made with any color; it can be the actual color of leaves- green for spring and summer or golden brown for fall. You could also make it scrappy with all the leaf pieces being a different color.

My latest maple goodies are:

Hello Fall maple leaf table topper

Maple Leaf Table Topper  Stats:

  • Quilt Block – Maple Leaf
  • Size – 24 x 24 inches
  • Fabric – Hello Fall charm pack; Sandy Gervais for Moda
  • Quilting – Machine Straight Line using my Babylock Ellisimo
  • Thread – Superior #906 – Autumn Days – a  variegated thread
  • Binding – machine stitched front and back

I love the rich fall colors and whimsical prints in this fabric line. I used a cream fabric for the body of the leaf. The print charm squares were used as the background fabric in the maple leaf quilt block, as well as the border; giving the illusion of a single in leaf in a bed of color.

Maple Leaf Star Wall Hanging

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maple star embroidery

Maple Leaf Star Wall Hanging Stats:

  • Quilt Block – Maple Leaf
  • Size – 28 x 28 inches
  • Fabric – Basically Patrick – Sunflower and Lily’s Garden Spice; Patrick Lose for RJR ; Ivory Basics for Windham Fabrics
  • Quilting – Machine Straight Line using my Babylock Ellisimo
  • Thread – Aurifil 50 wt – #2026
  • Embroidery – Eat Drink and be Thankful from Embroidery Library 
  • Binding – machine stitched to front hand stitched in back

I’m a precut junkie – especially charm packs.  They’re cute and cheap. I’m always thinking of ways to use them in projects and teaching myself new techniques. In this wall hanging I used the prints with fall colors from the two Patrick Lose charm packs and the background pieces from the Ivory Basic charm pack.

I created 4 scrappy maple leaf quilt blocks omitting the stem, rotating each block so that the empty “stem” block went to the center. This created the area for the embroidery. With the remaining charms I created the border.

Maple Leaf Nine Patch Wall Hanging

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Maple Fall Nine Patch

Maple Leaf Nine Patch Wall Hanging Stats:

  • Quilt Block – Maple Leaf and Nine Patch
  • Size – 42 x 42 square
  • Fabric – Kona Solids, Keepsake Calicos and V&Co Simply Colorful
  • Quilting – Machine Straight Line using my Babylock ellisimo
  • Thread – Superior #906 Autumn Days
  • Binding – machine stitched to front hand stitched to back

In our foyer I have a great spot to showcase many of wallhangings. I’m using this wall hanging for this month November.

Linking up with Busy Hand Quilts Finished or Not Friday! and Fort Worth Fabrics Friday Frenzy

I love autumn themed quilts and home decor. If you need a little more maple leaf inspiration with pictures and instructions please check out:

Autumn Jubilee from My Carolina Home. I just found this site last week so I was too late to participate in the quilt along.  I have plenty of scraps to make this project later.

Aiming for Accuracy Maple Mini Quilt — free download — excellent written instructions.

Enjoy your day — thanks for stopping by!

 

 

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11 thoughts on “Maple Leaf Obsession

  1. Hi Karla, thanks for the mention! Great looking maple leaves!

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  2. Love all your Maple Leaf projects! 🙂 We featured your project over on the FWFS blog! Thanks for stopping by and linking up!

    Lindsey
    http://fortworthfabricstudio.blogspot.com/2016/11/fabric-frenzy-friday-features_15.html

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  3. These are all terrific!

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  4. Leslie K. on said:

    Hi Karla! I just subscribed to your blog because the name caught my eye. In the last several years since my husband and I have retired, I also have started to learn to quilt. You and I seem to have similar tastes in projects and it will be fun to read your blog!

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  5. Wonderful work! Thanks for linking up to Finished or Not Friday!

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