Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Maple Leaf Quilt Top

I've been a bit obsessed with sewing this quilt top over the last week - nothing like a deadline to get me moving! I started putting the blocks together last Tuesday, and finished assembling the quilt top today - which might be some kind of record for me. My brother's wedding is on the 12th of this month, so I have ten days to get it basted, quilted and bound - it's looking feasible at this point. No danger of the intended recipients reading this either - I have unlinked my Facebook profile from my Bloglovin account so it will still be a complete surprise :o)


I ended up swapping a lot of the fabrics from my initial fabric pull, but the colour scheme is still essentially the same as what I started with. A lot of the fabrics I used are significant to my brother and his fiance (bikes, tea pots, houses, wildlife), and even my boys commented on how many things are in there that they love, so hopefully they will love it as much as I do.

The blocks are 15" finished, so it's a bit of a monster at 75" square. I'm still deciding how to quilt it (inspiration usually strikes as I'm basting, so I'm hoping that will be the case here!) - but I'm pretty sure I'll FMQ straight lines through the background, following the diagonal of the leaves and have a bit of fun using other motifs within the leaves.

So the plan tonight is to get the backing made and get it basted, so the quilting can begin!

I'm linking up with Lee for the first time in months (hosted by my lovely friend Sarah no less!)

xx Jess


24 comments:

riddleandwhimsy said...

So stunning! I love the differing backgrounds.

Rene Sharp said...

So gorgeous!!

Cille said...

Great colors. I'm sure you're brother will love it.

Jess @ Scrappy n Happy said...

It looks great Jess! I have no doubt that you can get it finished in time!

Charlotte said...

it's lovely - like an adult I-spy quilt!

Wendy said...

it's really lovely, I can't see how they'll fail to like it.

Renee said...

You're rocking this quilt! I'm sure you'll get it done in time!

Debbie said...

This is just such a pleasure to see! Lovely!!

Heather D. said...

It's great Jess! I love that you didn't do the light neutral background for all of the blocks and used prints for some.

Catherine said...

Gorgeous Jess, love the fabrics

Maryse said...

Lovely! Nice twist on the maple leaf. When I look at a quilt like this, the first question that pops in my mind is; I wonder "How she pressed the seams"?
Will you talk about this in "Decifer your Quilt"?

Marci Girl said...

It is beautiful and good luck getting it done, you can totally do it!

Katy Cameron said...

It looks great! Funnily enough, this is one of my bee blocks this month!

sarah elizabeth :: {no} hats said...

To be honest I'm not quite sure how people operate WITHOUT deadlines ;o)

Flying Blind... said...

Bravo!!!!

Kirsten said...

This is so beautiful - love the colour combo! Hope you get it finished in time!!

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

I know I've told you before, but I'm saying it again...LOVE this!! The colors are perfection :)
Amanda

Hilary said...

So so gorgeous!!

Grit said...

Looks so wonderful.

Julie said...

This is lovely! I love how modern it looks. Great fabric pull and even better that they mean something to them.

Ella and Nesta said...

This is coming along beautifully! I'm sure they'll love it. I've got to try this block, it's so clever.

Debbie said...

This is looking SO good!

Leanne said...

It's wonderful and your quilting plan sounds perfect. I love the fabrics you used, this quilt is still on my list.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Looks great, I'm sure they'll love it!