Awhile back at an estate sale I bought these sweet vintage maple leaf blocks. They were all delicately hand sewn together with the prettiest calicos.
There was an uneven number, so I wasn't quite sure what I would make with them, because I wanted to use them all. So, they have been sitting patiently waiting for me to sew them into something pretty.
The other day I was over at Amy's blog, Diary of a Quilter, and she was showing this cute patchwork book, and...
this maple leaf quilt. I knew I had to get the book, and that this was the perfect project for these vintage maple leaf blocks!
So, I just finished the quilt top! It was hard to get everything even because the blocks were not all the same size, but it came together. It is on the smaller size, because I didn't want to add anymore blocks, just the cream ones. It will look great as a wall quilt or just a throw for the couch. What do you think?
It is definitely on the softer side of colors, but I love the primitive feel of it. I have a darker 30's reproduction fabric for the binding to help bring out the colors.
So, here is where I need some help. The quilting! I want to hand quilt, but I am not sure what I should do. I want to do a design in the blank squares, and then I am not really sure how to go about the leaves. Any suggestions?
I am looking forward to getting it quilted and hung up!
Wishing you all a lovely and creative weekend!