Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Autumn Leaves quilt block

Autumn Leaves quilt block
February 13, 1933-"Autumn Leaves" Design Suitable for Boy's Room" wrote Nancy Cabot in her Chicago Tribune column.  She felt the Autumn Leaves quilt block was "quite the prettiest of all leaf designs" and was to be "properly pieced in the typical autumn leaf colors of soft, mellow yellows, oranges and browns."

I guess my block isn't exactly mellow but I think it still has the colors of autumn.  I used two colors of leaves but Nancy's drawing showed all the leaves being the same color if you want to make a block more historically accurate.

I love this block and it's not hard to make at 6" even though it is 7 units across.

I used a combination of paper piecing templates and cut pieces as shown at the right. The 2 sections with half square triangles are paper pieced.

The little stem is appliqued on with fusible web.  It is very tiny and as she drew it, the end away from the leave was floating.  It was not in any seam!

You make four leaves, add sashing and that's it. You can download the pattern here.  This block can be found in Electric Quilt's BlockBase as #2011 but it needs to be modified to match Nancy's block.


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1 comment :

  1. I have so much work to do this week that block-making has to wait a while...but I'm excited to play with these recent blocks!