I got to know Lara through Pets on Quilts at LilyPad Quilting; we love all animals, but dogs especially. We love good literature, from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling to the poetry of Mary Oliver. She lives at the northeastern end of 'our' lake, Lake Erie, I live at the southwestern. I was so happy to be a part of her book launch last May. This brings the total value of prizes to a little over $250!! Wow!
Here's a reminder of our quilt stats:
Quilt size: 38" (note that it has no borders; you can always add some if you prefer!)
Block size: 7.5" finished
Number of Blocks: 25
WOF - width of fabric
BG - background
1. Cut an 8.5" X WOF strip. Cut this further into two 8" squares. Look at the bottom lefthand corner of the quilt photo where there are four squares; two leaf blocks and two blank blocks. These are those two blank squares.
Note! Set these two squares and the remainder of this strip aside for now; you will use it in Step 3 when we construct the big shadow leaf point in the top right corner of the quilt.
From the remaining fabric cut:
- (1) 4" strip by WOF; subcut into one 4" square, and (8) 3.5" squares
- (1) 2 3/4" strip by WOF; subcut into 9 rectangles 2 3/4 x 3 3/4"
- (2) 2.5" strips by WOF; subcut into (31) 2.5" squares
- cut (2) 2" strips by WOF; subcut into 14 rectangles 2x3.5" and (4) 2" squares
Shadow Leaf Fabric
- (1) 4" strip by WOF; subcut into one 4" square, and (10) 3.5" squares
- (1) 3.5" strip by WOF; subcut into 18 rectangles 2 X 3.5"
- (1) 2 3/4" strip by WOF; subcut into 11 rectangles 2 3/4 x 3 3/4"
- (3) 2.5" strips by WOF; subcut into (37) 2.5" squares
- (4) squares @ 2"
Individual Leaves (multiply the following pieces by 20, for 20 leaves)
The pieces for each leaf can be cut from a scrap approximately 7x11" OR 10 different fat eighths will yield enough pieces for 20 leaves, two of each colour. It is important to plan a bit here. Lay out your 20 leaf fabrics atop the background fabric and atop the shadow leaf fabric. Six leaves float on the background fabric and eight leaves float on the shadow leaf. Six will float on half background/half shadow leaf. Remember the photo from the previous post that shows is what I did:
I still moved a few around after I took the photo!
Cut the following for each leaf:
- (1) 3.5" square
- (1) 2 X 3.5" rectangle
- (3) 2.5" squares
- (1) 2" square
- (1) leaf point - you will use the template made in the paper-piecing tutorial which you will find here
See you in two weeks. 😊
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Freefall Quilt Along ScheduleMarch 14 - Fabric Requirements and Tips
March 20 - Step 1 Cutting
March 27 - Link-up #1
April 3 - Step 2 Construction of Leaves that Float on Shadow Leaf
April 10 - Link-up #2
April 17 - Step 3 Construction of Leaves that Float on Background and Shadow Leaf point
April 24 - Link-up #3
May 1 - Step 4 Construction of Half and Half Leaves
May 8 - Link-up #4
May 15 - Step 5 Quilt top Assembly
June 15 - Final Link-up for Flimsy or Finished Quilt
Cooking Up Quilts