For the first time in a decade and a half, I get to feel Fall again! I got a little taste of it last weekend with torrential rain, cool temperatures, fog and a beautiful sky with scattered clouds the very next day. Needless to say I am excited, despite this week’s high temperatures. It is also October, which means Halloween is right around the corner. I am making a Halloween quilt with 17 paper pieced blocks.
Maple leaves made with Halloween fabric, a perfect marriage!
Two of my favourite prints
Since I was going to make multiple paper pieced leaves, I made this maple leaf quilt pattern super easy to sew. There is only one point where the leaf joins the spine that has to be somewhat aligned. The rest of it? Easy peasy! I don’t need a seeing crystal to see a fall quilt in my future using this leaf pattern. Isn’t it great when the same pattern can double as a fall quilt pattern and a Halloween quilt pattern?!
I just had to add another photo of all the leaves together. Love the blocks on the wood floor in the diffused morning sunlight! I am feverishly making more blocks for this quilt. I will share more in the coming weeks as I finish a set of blocks. The pattern is available in my shop and many thanks to those who already purchased it even before I mentioned it here!
Kate October 11, 2014 at 09:20
These are beautiful blocks!
M-R @ Quilt Matters October 11, 2014 at 05:59
Lovely! Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt, Soma!
LeeAnna Paylor October 10, 2014 at 14:13
I just love your fabric choices!! I make a halloween quilt every year, so come see two of mine! I like the fabrics used with leaf patterns too. LeeAnna at not afraid of color lapaylor.blogspot.com
Vera October 10, 2014 at 00:40
These are pretty! Well done.
France October 9, 2014 at 05:44
What a great idea to use those fabrics to make maple leaves! Your blocks are gorgeous! I’m looking forward to the finished top.
Martha October 6, 2014 at 10:52
Beautiful blocks!! and the Halloween fabric are the perfect complement for the design. It is going to be a fabulous quit.
Susie October 5, 2014 at 11:47
Love your Maple leaf pattern! So great for the fall! Can’t wait to see your finished project with the blocks!
Ruthie Quilts October 4, 2014 at 18:16
I love this one Soma! Great pattern!
AmandaK@whatthebobbin.com October 4, 2014 at 17:42
Love these leaves! The fabric is a fun choice too. Can’t wait to see it come together :)
Cheryl October 3, 2014 at 19:05
Just beautiful, your leaves have such a wonderful life-like shape. I think that a Halloween quilt just went on my to-do list :)
Karen in Tucson October 3, 2014 at 11:48
Great job. The leaves look spectacular.
Susan @TheBoredZombie.com October 2, 2014 at 18:36
I can’t wait to see what you make! The leaves are a pretty sweet start.
It’s finally starting to cool off here. We’re looking at a high of 65 Saturday which might as well be 30 for me. I’ll be cold all fall and winter now. :)
Janine October 2, 2014 at 16:26
Your blocks are gorgeous. Such lovely Autumnal colours with the close up bonus of Halloween. I’ll look forward to your hop surprise with those fabrics :)
Kathleen October 2, 2014 at 16:23
Love it . . . just put the pattern on my wishlist!
Mary October 2, 2014 at 14:40
Those little maple leaves are just gorgeous and I love the fabrics.
Maria October 2, 2014 at 14:15
Beautiful fabrics, Soma! Love your leaf block…those autumn (fall) colours look great with the mauve/purple.
Kim October 2, 2014 at 14:05
I have never seen such beautiful Halloween prints. ‘Tis genius to make maple leaf blocks from them. Your blocks are delightful! Enjoy that Fall weather of yours!
Cindy Dahlgren October 2, 2014 at 13:30
Beautiful! I never thought of doing a leaf quilt with Halloween prints, and these are just gorgeous! !! Can’t wait to see the finished product. Dahlgren0609 at Gmail dot com
Shari October 2, 2014 at 11:16
Oh yes! This is exactly what I needed! Thank you…and I don’t know how I missed it earlier…oh well, I’ve got it now. Fabulous!
Nancy Angerer October 2, 2014 at 10:54
love, love, love your leaves!
krislovesfabric October 2, 2014 at 10:46
Never really cared for the traditional maple leaf block…this, I like though :) You have captured the true shape and character of the leaf with your design, very pretty start!
Susan October 2, 2014 at 09:38
This is a really cool way to use Halloween fabrics. Looking forward to seeing the whole quilt during the hop. I like how intricate or detailed the leaf is.