Little Leaves by Goldwillow

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Little leaves
Status:
Complete
Started:
2011-01-04T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2012-10-05T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

This is the little leaves pattern from Elizabeth Hartman's first book the Practical Guide to Patchwork.

Its an easy pattern, if not a bit time consuming. I believe I made an additional 10-15 blocks beyond what the book called for. I wanted this to be a  large couch quilt big enough for two people to share.

Fabrics are Kona Coal ( I got two different dye lots, not too happy about that but you can barely tell in person and only a little in pictures.)
Prints are all from Anna Maria Horner's Innocent Crush line

Oct 5th 2012

Finished!!!! I am so pumped to finalllyyyyy cross this off my WIP list! I went with a super thin binding and rounded edges. I think that it calms the business of the blocks and made it feel more "modern" to me. 

Pictures

Loves

Menolly13
Seaportgirl
QCHandmade
Bespokestationer
Renee27
Bentneedle
Jessicalam
Alisonglass
Azjune
Mrsquilt
Bryelynn
Katisquilting
Kdfranck
Geektastic26
AllPatchedUp
Kristananne
Quilt455
Saruqa
Jess
Goldwillow
True
Chrissybugs
Amanda
Rebecca

Comments

True

This is simply gorgeous...more details please-)

Caribousmom

Wow, how pretty is this? Love that dark gray with all those gorgeous leaves and flowers...like True I want more details!!!

Janquilter

Very striking! The bright leaf colors against the gray really pop.

Kirstenblake

Wow!! This is beautiful!

FiveWombats

Beautiful! I think the pattern is from Elizabeth Hartman's book "The Practical Guide to Patchwork".

Chrissybugs

Very, very cool. I love the brights on the gray.

Goldwillow

I'll load some more details, I got sleepy and lazy last night :)

Quilt455

This is wonderful. I love the gray and the way it makes the leaves pop.

Terryt1955

I can't believe the amount of work that went into this! It's absolutely beautiful! And you're just going to throw it on the back of a couch letting any ole slob use it! This deserves to be in a museum! Did you hand turn the leaves or machine applique? I this the same as Kona Charcoal? I just discovered it last week and LOVE it.

Conniharns

Wow...this is very pretty. I'm with Terry1955... How did you do this ..appliqué? That is alot of work. Just cutting those out would take me til next year!

Goldwillow

Kona charcoal is quite a bit darker than Coal. The leaves are machine appliqued. I do a lot of hand stitching as well but this would've taken wayyyyyy to long to do needle turn! I might be crazy but I'm not THAT crazy :)

Terryt1955

Don't kid yourself, machine applique takes a long time too. You deserve a medal. I guess I haven't seen the Coal but definitely want to check it out. I am so loving gray lately.And no I didn't read the book!

True

I simply cannot imagine how long it would have taken to applique these leaves...so agree truly a work of art!

Goldwillow

No matter how fancy I insist on using all my quilts and pillows from swaps, otherwise what's the point of making them? If they fall apart it'll be an excuse to make a new one! And my daughter will get to grow up surrounded by beautiful things made with a lot of love! Use your quilts ladies! I promise it feels really good :)

Goldwillow

I think it took me about 6 hours to cut out the leaves. I should note that I've been a chef for about 10 years so my hands work really fast and precise. I never would've believed it but the skills from cooking cross over into quilting a lot!

Goldwillow

Did I mention I still have something like 700 extra leaves cut out? Though to be honest I kinda never want to see them again :)

True

LOL about extra leaves! I have a rule about the quilts I give to others...I tell them if they do not use them I will take them back! They are meant to be loved and that means using them all the time:-). And love what you wrote about your daughter ...almost everything on the walls in my house was made by me or my son...and now at 20 he seems to truly appreciate it!

Jennifleur

"The leaves are machine appliqued. I do a lot of hand stitching as well but this would've taken wayyyyyy to long to do needle turn! I might be crazy but I'm not THAT crazy."
LOL... I dunno about that Ale... I've seen you in action. You could've hand stitched those in a few nights. wink2 Your quilt came out beautifully!

Goldwillow

Thanks Jenn! I really hope we get to see each other at guild this month!

Katisquilting

Gorgeous quilt! I love the colors you used against the background and the pattern looks fabulous!

Mymble

So beautiful- the bright colors against the grey seem to give a stained glass effect- just stunning!

AllPatchedUp

This is absolutely gorgeous. All your hard work cutting and appliqueing certainly paid off. It's a stunning quilt that will definitely get comments by anyone who sees it! :)

True

OMG I love this truly drop dead gorgeous!! Congrats on a spectacular finish...love curved edges and binding!

Goldwillow

True Thank you so much :) I keep joking to my husband that once I give this to Katie, I never want to see it again! I had to rip out out about 3.5 hours worth of quilting due to tension issues! I'm glad I did, but oh man, I'm over this one! I'm happy to get it off my guilt inducing WIP pile! On to the next overly complicated projects I've planned!!!!! :)

Mymble

Still love this...and the binding you chose looks super-and very inspiring, as I am loving the greys now and love seing how well they work with color-just an awesome job!

Joygross

Oh my gosh... I love your quilt.. you can send the extra leaves to me.. hehe. It really is beautiful and you did a lovely job.

Jessicalam

Absolutely beautiful! I love the gray sashing.

Jessicalam

errr... well maybe not sashing? background? I'm new to this sewing world so I apologize!

Goldwillow

Jessicalam it's both! I sashed and used the same kona as my background fabric. Welcome to the sewing world. It's the world with the cutest stuff :)

Seaportgirl

What a beautiful quilt. hibiscus

Renee27

Just...Wow!

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