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Monday, September 24, 2012

Leaf time

by Rose Marie Castonguay
www.appliqueandpatchesblogspot.com

When the leaves start turning colours around my town, that is the time I gather up all my leaf quilts for display in our home.  Here are all of my leaf quilts that have been made in previous years.  All are hand quilted!

This was my first leaf quilt that I designed back in 2004.  Quilt title:  An Autumn Sky.  Oh the things I would do differently if ever making another one of these.
 A close-up of my hand quilting.
A swap quilt that was sent to dear Gudrun (she doesn't blog anymore) in Iceland.   Quilt title:  Nature's Art.  All leaves were fussy cut, appliqued on and then buttonholed stitched.
Another swap quilt called Canadian Maple Leaves.  The idea for this quilt came from my An Autumn Sky quilt that you see at the top of this post.  This quilt now resides in Belgium.
I love this little quilt so much that I just had to have a mug made from the photo.  Guess what mug I'm using for my morning coffee these days?
Had fun playing around with EQ software and designed Just Leaves.
Turning Leaves was made for a niece and is on my 'to do' list because I want one too!  Quiltmaker is selling this pattern on their website if anyone is interested in making their own.
Have a great day!

5 comments:

  1. I have made two leaf quilts and they are very fall like - I love fall when the leaves start to fall, pumpkins and apples - the smell of cider - oh well, guess I have to wait a little while for that in my neck of the woods! Great quilts!!

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  2. So beautiful quilts.
    Liebe Grüße Grit

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  3. Hi Rose Marie. Lots of lovely colours and quilts. Like them all.

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  4. Thank you showing us your leaf quilts :-) I love the top one!

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