On my wish list for what seems an age, was to make a Scrappy Maple Leaf quilt. Well I didn't quite manage a full size quilt but I have made a Scrappy Maple Leaf table topper, which has somewhat satisfied the itch!
Obviously I knew exactly where to go for the pattern and pulled out my copy of Lori Holt's fabulous book Farm Girl Vintage Book...honestly if I could only have one quilting book this would be it! I used the Tabletopper setting from P.122 and combined a 12" Postage Stamp Block from P.57 with twelve 6" Scrappy Maple Leaf Blocks from P.58.
The fabrics I used are mix of scrummy 1930's reproductions and the background is a Black on Cream swiss dot from Riley Blake......whilst talking Black on Cream/White, there has been so many new arrivals this last week or so in that colourway......Thicket, Chestnut Street, Handmade...here's a little flat lay I did to celebrate Halloween, which of course was much enjoyed in our household!
I chose an orange stripe from Backyard Roses for the binding...I know, I'm so predictable when it comes to my binding choices! Maybe my New Years resolution for 2017 should be to use anything BUT stripes (however I can not promise that's a resolution I would stick to!)
For the quilting I initially decided to free motion quilt pebbles on the background fabric, which would have looked fantastic if I had used a solid fabric, but I didn't like the effect on the polka dots...after an evening spent unpicking....I eventually went for a spiral, which provides just enough interest without being over the top....lets be honest there's a lot going on in this little quilt!
I'm really pleased with how it turned out.....I would still one day like to make a full size Maple Leaf quilt, but for now this will have to do! By the way isn't it great to put on those winter boots and coloured tights...I think I'm definitely an Autumn girl at heart...I wonder what your favourite season is?
Thanks so much for visiting and see you again soon!
SCRUMMY SUPPLIES I'VE MENTION THIS WEEK.........
Find Farm Girl Vintage by Lori Holt HERE
Find our vast collection of 1930's Reproduction Fabrics HERE
Find Backyard Roses by Nadra Ridgeway for Riley Blake Fabrics HERE
Find Thicket by Gingiber (Stacie Bloomfield) for Moda HERE
Find Handmade by Bonnie and Camille for Moda HERE
Find Chestnut Street by Fig Tree and Co for Moda HERE