Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Working on it...

I've been having a lot of fun stitching together blocks for a Modern Maples quilt and thought I'd show you how things are progressing.  Below is a round up of the latest blocks made  - some finish at 12", some at 9" and a handful at 6".   I'm loving them more and more.  Maybe because all the leaves are disappearing off the trees here.  Fall goes by way too fast!
I'll add these latest blocks to the Modern Maples Flickr group.
Since I wanted to try my own layout for my quilt, I've sketched out an idea and discovered I need to mark a grid (onto a bed sheet - as a temporary "design wall"),  to help me.  Trying to do the layout without a grid to guide me has proven rather difficult because of the varying block sizes (ask me how I know this... ;o).  Until I get that sorted, here's a look at all the blocks I have made.  

This is not my final layout - I just wanted to show all the blocks together!

At this point, I'm not going to say I'm finished with making blocks.  There may be a few more needed, perhaps in the smallest size, depending how my original layout idea goes.  Since I don't seem to be short of fall colours in my stash, making more leaves won't bother me a bit. Better yet, any extras would be welcome in other projects (maybe some place mats... oh, yes!). 

 Okay, so that's what I'm up to today, how about you?  What are you working on?

Interested in a peek at other projects in the works this Wednesday?  Me too!
That's why I'm linking up with the Needle and Thread Network...
P. S. The pattern for Modern Maples Throw Quilt by
  is from the book, Pretty in Patchwork: Holidays by
 John Adams. can also download this pattern for free, HERE.


  1. I like the mix of small and large leaves. Great fall colors too!

  2. Ooh, I'm liking what I'm seeing...a lot! Especially the two sizes of leaves!

  3. That's what our fall leaves looked like ... until they all fell onto the ground and curled up and got all noisy and crinkly, lol. Great fun to walk through them though -- crunch crunch crunch! It's still unseasonably warm here (no complaints!) - my neighbour and I walk every morning and we're able to go out in t-shirts. It's supposed to get colder by the weekend, but this Indian summer has been magnificent, and appreciated :)

    I'm in the homestretch working on D9P QAYG toddler quilt #5 --- will finish it this weekend, and then will work on #6 (which I've already started, hehe). Went to New York on the T-giving weekend and picked up 2 king sized quilt batts so I can continue this QAYG addiction - loving it!

  4. These are looking so great! Love your mix of sizes & anxious to see your final layout!

  5. They look awesome. love the purple one! i have one tree in my backyard that often has purple leaves on it in the fall.

  6. They look great, Katherine, I love all the fabrics! I'll be interested to see your final layout. :)

  7. These really are great blocks and will be a wonderful quilt!

  8. these blocks are looking great, I love the colours you've chosen, they're just perfect for autumn (sorry, can't bring myself to type "fall"!). Currently I'm working on a cheese and ham sandwich ;0)

  9. Your blocks are lovely, and marking a grid on the design wall to aid in placing differently sized blocks is a stroke of genius!


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