Finished Friday: Maple Leafz

As I’ve mentioned, I have a lot of unfinished projects stashed in my studio. While it’s probably unrealistic to expect to have a finished project to share every Friday, I hope there will be at least some Finished Friday posts this year.

First up is my Maple Leafz quilt. When I pulled it out of the box it looked like this:

Before: still needs some quilting before I can bind it.
Maple Leafz before: still needs some quilting before I can bind it.

It now looks like this:

Maple Leafz After: quilting done, binding on.  Yeah!
Maple Leafz after: quilting done, binding on. Yeah!

Granted, I didn’t have a whole lot to do to it, but at least it is done. So I heave a sigh of relief and cross one thing off my project list. Yeah!

For those who are interested: the quilt blocks are a variation of the traditional maple leaf block. I used Jan Mullen’s techniques (see her book Cut-Loose Quilts: Stack, Slice, Switch, and Sew) to make the leaves irregular. I think they look more life-like when they are a little less symmetrical. I call the quilt Maple Leafz in honor of Mullen, whose blocks include “Log Cabinz” and “Snailz Trailz”.

Author: Kit Dunsmore

Kit is a writer and an artist who adores living in Colorado. Whether she's hiking in the mountains or walking the prairies, she's always watching the wildlife in order to learn more about the natural world.

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