Wednesday, September 4, 2013

MODERN MAPLES--A FINISH

Don't you just love long week-ends?  On one of those days my hubby worked, and the kids were out so I had the place to myself.  I was able to lay my blocks out on the floor and sew until I had the top together.

It was fun setting the blocks every which way


I sewed the leaf blocks and plain blocks together into giant 9-patch and 4-patches. Some blocks needed to be sashed because they were made smaller. It was a bit like sewing a puzzle together .
I love that little one in the middle   : )



My plan was to have the leaves appear to be floating down from one corner to the other. I think the wide border helped them appear more 'airy'


The fact that hubby and my daughter were both home early Monday morning resulted in a photo shoot!
They each earned an ice cap.




I am passing this one onto my Long Arm Quilter who will work her magic and give this a personality all it's own. In the meantime, I have an awful lot of binding to make. More pics when it's done.

Happy happy Wednesday!

linking up with W.I.P. wednesday

56 comments:

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

What a beauty... I just love it! You definitely achieved your plan.

Valerie Reynolds said...

Aughhh...what a great welcome to Fall! You quilt came out beautiful! Can't wait to see it after it's quilted!

val from myplvl.blogspot.com

coopcrafts.com said...

I love it! What a great sense of movement and the colors are just gorgeous.

Annika said...

Wow - what a wonderful quilt you have made.

quiltmania said...

It looks wonderful, they will love it!

Nutsy Coco said...

It's beautiful! I love the way you laid out the leaves and it definitely gives the sense that they're falling.

Sarah said...

I absolutely love the way you set the leaves on this.... I've been thinking of doing a modern maples quilt, but hadn't even though about laying it out like this! Gorgeous!!

Heidi said...

Stunning top! All the fabrics are gorgeous together, and the rise/shine is perfect for the background! Your quilter is going to enjoy this one..

Debbie said...

oh it's lovely!! So beautiful - can't wait to see the next step with the quilting!

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

Fall is my favorite time of year...so I really, really mean it when I say I LOVE this quilt! Wow....

Shannon said...

This turned out great! the scale and color and arrangment are lovely!

Paula said...

Beautiful. I love your choice of colours and how you've arranged your leaves.

What Comes Next? said...

beautiful! I like the way the leaves fall across it - and the different sizes just adds so much movement. Love that little one, too!

Steffi´s Candy Quilts said...

What a beautiful quilt! I am so looking forward to my favorite season fall and to the colorful, falling leaves.
The weather seems to be nice in your corner of the world, too!

Brandie said...

What a wonderful finish! It's really lovely! What a beautiful gift!

Carla said...

Long weekends are so perfect to have a finish. Wow, I love this. Fall is on it's way. Congrats on finishing.

Sarah Elliott said...

It's beautiful. Great job! can't wait to see it once it's quilted and bound.

Needled Mom said...

It looks beautiful - perfect for fall too.

Heather D. said...

Very nice Carla! And wow, you're fast.

Needle little Balance said...

Just beautiful!

Gina said...

Beautiful Carla!! Looks just like it looked in your sketch. On to more wedding planning!

Sewing Mom said...

It's perfect, Carla! Wow...soooo beautiful. I love autumn and this just makes my heart sing! =) Someone will be very happy!

Marci Girl said...

What a beautiful quilt! I just love the placement of the leaves, it is just right!

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...

I love the last picture! Great job on such a speedy finish!!

Heidi Staples said...

My word, you're quick, Carla! This looks absolutely lovely!!

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

a perfect day home alone, and an amazing quilt!

Deborah said...

Oh Carla! I'm in love with this quilt! Beautiful!

Peg said...

Oh yes! Totally fabulous!

CitricSugar said...

Oh, so gorgeous!! That background print is perfect for it - such subtle texture...

Inspired!

Nancy said...

Wow, Carla, you don't waste any time, do you?! You whipped that out faster than I could ever think about it! The quilt is gorgeous!

Wendy said...

My goodness these turned out just gorgeous! I cannot wait to see this one quilted...I am sure that the recipients of this quilt will absolutely love it...great job!

Stephanie said...

Looks amazing! I'm so jealous that you've got a Fall inspired quilt done, even if it is a gift! Looking forward to see how it's quilted and bound.

Adrianne said...

Very pretty and seasonal!

Maple Garden Quilting said...

Awesome job! Love it, and look forward to seeing the finished quilt with you long armers work. Thanks for sharing.
Debbie

Maple Garden Quilting said...

oops sorry Carla, it should say, "your long armers work.
Deb

Wendi said...

Very pretty and just in time for fall! Perfect!

Sarah Lizzie said...

Your beautiful quilt top heralds the Autumnal season! The happy couple are going to love their floating maple leaf quilt! Simply gorgeous, Carla!!

Gramma Quilter said...

So great Carla! So special to think of them beginning their life together snuggled under that beautiful quilt!

Kelly said...

Such a gorgeous quilt and I love the texty background.

supersara20 said...

This is beautiful. Please think about making a tutorial. I would love to make this quilt.

Dawn Hughes said...

Wow...what a stunning quilt Carla, love the colours and the placement. "Falling Leaves". Well done.

Caroline said...

Just lovely! Mmmmm, icecap, mum's flying down from BC on Saturday - bringing me a walnut crunch ;) I can almost taste it!

Lisa said...

Just great, I can't wait to see it when it is quilted. I'm not crazy about this pattern, but after your quilt I may be changing my mind! Love it!

Patti said...

A great quilt, Carla! Love the falling leaves!

Anne said...

Very very nice. Really like the text print in the background.

Live a Colorful Life said...

I am totally in love with this quilt! And that little leaf? The very best part!

Sabrina said...

I love it! Wonderful job!

vintage grey said...

Wow, so beautiful Carla!! I love the way the leaves are falling! So beautiful!! xo Heather

dutchcomfort said...

Totally love your Autumn leaves design. Such a great quilt!

Sherry said...

It is wonderful to complete a project and especially since this is such a beautiful one.

W-S Wanderings said...

Gasp! Stunning. Just stunning. A warm tumble of leaves. It's artwork!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

It looks wonderful - and will be even more amazing once quilted.

Katie B said...

Love this one!!

Toni said...

This turned out so beautiful, Carla! Is this the one you're making for your son's wedding? They are sure to love it! Can't wait to see it all finished!

Rene' said...

I can't believe how quickly you made this quilt happen! What a wonderful wedding quilt!!

OPQuilt said...

Lovely--it does feel like leaves falling across the quilt. And I love the background--text melts my heart!

Elizabeth E.
opquilt.com