Maple Leaf Quilt Block

I was given the chance again by the Fat Quarter Shop to work on a project. This time it was the Maple Leaf quilt block.

I decided to pick colors that are just starting to show on our trees in the Northeast. I cut the background and colored fabric pieces. For the colored fabric, I used fat quarters.

I pieces the half square triangles and the stem. Then I decided on how to place the leaves. I took a picture just in case the cat jumped up and messed up the rows.

Below is the block all sewn together, before trimming down to the required size. I really like how it turned out.

I used my favorite square ruler, which happened to be the finished block size to square up my leaf.

#fqsquiltalong #MapleLeafQuilt #classicandvintage

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Wild Geese Straight Furrows Block – part 2

I was given the chance again by the Fat Quarter Shop to work on a project. This time it’s the Wild Geese Straight Furrows quilt block. The pattern for the block can be found here.

We last left off with me ironing my half square triangle blocks. Remember, it made 24 half square triangles from each of the two fabrics I used.

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Now I pieced together the half square triangles as shown in the pattern. This made a 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ block. You need to make two of these. I made two out of each of the two fabrics I am using.

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Now it’s time to assemble the blocks. Before you do this you should square up the blocks you just made and make sure they are 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″. I found I had to do some slight trimming and I snipped some loose threads.

I love the way the blocks came out and now can’t wait to see how they look in a quilt.

#fqsquiltalong #WildGeeseStraightFurrowsQuilt #classicandvintage

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