This weekend I finally finished my Modern Maples quilt. (Huzzah!) This quilt has been in the works for a couple of years now. This fall, I was determined to finally get’er done.
Most of the blocks in this quilt are made using an Oakshott cotton Rubies bundle. I needed a couple more blocks and used a Kaffe gold shot-cotton for yellow leaves.
Last spring I sent this quilt off to be quilted by Emily Sessions. She quilted my Kona Virtual Quilting Bee quilt and did such a great job, I decided to just turn this one over to her creativity. I knew she would do something fun with the negative space and she didn’t let me down.
I love what she did! Her work is gorgeous and totally makes the quilt. I had Emily use some Pellon Legacy Bamboo/Cotton blend batting I had on hand and the quilt is so soft and drapes amazingly, even with all the dense quilting. It feels luscious!
I finally finished the binding this past weekend with the help of this snuggly little helper who literally wanted to help pull the needle out on every stitch. I made it a little slower-going, but after a crazy, frenetic week on the run almost every day it was so nice to just s l o w down and hang out with the family, watching LDS General Conference (a broadcast of inspiring talks from our church leaders.) It was just what I needed.
Since I’ve got cheap labor going, I cooerced another child to help me with a photo-shoot last night. She was a good sport. And so was the sky which cooperated so nicely on a gorgeous fall evening.
Happy to have this quilt finished. The maple block pattern is a traditional quilt block motif. The measurements for this block came from a pattern by Amanda Jennings in the Pretty in Patchwork: Holidays book. I changed up the layout to make it my own and to make it fit a certain spot where I want to hang it on my wall. Such a fun pattern and so many fun options. You can see lots of other Modern Maples inspiration on Flickr.
FREE DOWNLOAD OF PATTERN FOUND HERE. UPDATE: It looks like this website/page has been taken down! SO SAD! As soon as I find a version I can link to I will update the pattern. I’m as sad as you are.