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!
After the earthquake in August, I had a hard time doing anything creative. I found that the best way to motivate myself is to have a deadline. The Black Cat Crossing blog hop was just what the doctor ordered.
Also Mdm Samm arranged for Maywood Studio to give away fabrics from the Black Cat Crossing fabric line, and I was incredibly lucky to get half-yard cuts of eight prints. I had to make something very special. My day is October 23rd, and I can’t wait to show you what I am making.
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 on Etsy and Craftsy and many thanks to those who already purchased it even before I mentioned it here!