* leaf quilt

Posted on July 6th, 2004 by maitreya. Filed under Sewing/Fabric Crafts.

A few years ago, my mom found a stack of pieced quilt blocks at my great-grandmother’s house. She was a very good quilter all her life, and apparently these were all pieced by her but never sewed into a quilt top. The fabrics used are all wonderfully horrible. I think I even remember dresses she made with some of them. Half of them are leaf blocks in all sorts of fabrics, and the other half are a geometric design all in the same fabrics.
quilt squares.jpg
I made a quilt from the leaf squares for my sister’s first wedding anniversary. Quilting is hard, even though I only had to sew the blocks together, add a border, quilt it, and bind it. I used some iron-on batting, and machine-quilted in a broad grid along the seams. The binding was a lot easier than the first quilt I made. Anyway, I’m pretty happy with it, although it has a ton of flaws. My biggest fear is that it’ll fall apart the first time my sister washes it.

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