Fall Is Here

Fall Maple Leaves Quilt Pattern


Fall Maple Leaf Pattern


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.



Black Cat Crossing Halloween Fabrics



Maple leaves made with Halloween fabric, a perfect marriage!



Fall Maple Leaf Quilt Pattern


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?!



Fall Leaves Quilt Pattern


Fall Maple Leaf 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!






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Coffee Chemistry

Caffeine Chemistry Quilt Pattern


Purchase Coffee Chemistry Pattern


I am very much a coffee addict – tea too, for that matter – anything with caffeine in it.  Looking back, I realised that the addiction started in college.  Before then, my version of coffee was a cup of hot milk with a sprinkle of instant coffee.  I am serious!!  A caffeine quilt pattern was definitely in order.


I have always loved chemistry and astronomy the most, so I was pretty sure I wanted to study the chemistry of stars because that was a perfect blend of the two.  If only it were that simple!  Once I started college, I took a plethora of science classes just because, and I had the hardest time deciding on a major because I wanted to study everything.  Later on I moved on to study computers because they were new and seemed extremely interesting too.  However, looking through a telescope still fascinates and humbles me and chemistry still excites me.


I was torn between making a coffee-themed quilt pattern and a science-themed quilt pattern.  In the end I decided to blend the two and created Coffee Chemistry block.


I envisioned the caffeine molecule drawn on a chalkboard, and luckily, I had the perfect fabric on hand for that.   The pattern is done in three sections – the cup, the arrow and the molecule.


The block is fairly easy to make.  However, I also added an embroidered version of the molecule in the pattern, just in case you weren’t feeling like paper piecing the molecule.


I am seeing a bag in my future using the above block.  It will be a fun bag to carry around, proclaiming my love of science and coffee.  I know some of you are either yourselves caffeine addicts like I am (you know who you are!  *wink*) or  you definitely have someone in your family who is one.  Perhaps you can make a fun mug rug with this pattern?


Need to fill my cup!




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