Oakshott Modern Maples quilt

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 is found here 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.

I have since written a tutorial here for a classic Maple Leaf quilt block in multiple sizes: 6″, 9″, and 12″.

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    October 8, 2014 at 1:42 am

    Just gorgeous!!

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    October 8, 2014 at 1:46 am

    My favourite block…turned out really lovely. Like the colours that you have chosen.

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    Blue Moth
    October 8, 2014 at 2:03 am

    That quilting really brings out the leaf shapes and the Oakshott is perfect for this pattern. Lovely result.

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    October 8, 2014 at 2:05 am

    It's beautiful!

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    October 8, 2014 at 2:36 am

    Wow. What a beautiful quilt. The colours are perfect. I love the photo of you and your son snuggled up and your daughter makes a wonderful model. Xx

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    October 8, 2014 at 3:58 am

    Love the quilting!!!

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    October 8, 2014 at 4:52 am

    I really like the layout of this quilt. It's unique and just lovely. What a great quilt.

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    October 8, 2014 at 5:06 am

    Love it– great job!

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    October 8, 2014 at 5:45 am

    Wow, amazing. The quilting on it just pulls it all together.

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    Sigi G
    October 8, 2014 at 5:51 am

    Love your Maple Leaves Quilt. Our Maple Trees here give us the most beautiful color display each Fall – and I never tire of it. Your Quilt would fit in beautifully!

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    October 8, 2014 at 5:57 am

    Amy this is just amazing! Well done!

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    October 8, 2014 at 7:01 am

    This turned out perfect! Love how the quilting just added to it.

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    October 8, 2014 at 7:24 am

    It's so beautiful!

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    October 8, 2014 at 7:29 am

    so pretty amy!!! The colors are fabulous! And those pics, pretty!!!!!!

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    randi--i have to say
    October 8, 2014 at 7:33 am


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    Tracey Holzer
    October 8, 2014 at 7:49 am

    Beautiful quilt and your sunset photo took my breath away…thanks for sharing that.

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    October 8, 2014 at 8:51 am

    First, your children are lovely…look just like you. :)<br />And that quilt…so pretty…those leaves look gorgeous in color and the quilting looks like they are swirling in the wind…Awwhhh…please send Fall to Texas. 🙂

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    Jessie Fincham @ Messy Jesse
    October 8, 2014 at 8:54 am

    what fantastic pictures Amy! Just perfect against those beautiful mountains. xo

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    October 8, 2014 at 8:56 am

    So beautiful!

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    October 8, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Stunning! Makes me want to make one but I have to exercise restraint and finish what I have!

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    October 8, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Looks like it took a lot of work for the years that ou have been working on it. It is very pretty!!!<br />+Victoria+

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    Melissa Corry
    October 8, 2014 at 10:24 am

    I love this quilt!! What a treasure 😉 And your photos are awesome!! What a beautiful shoot!

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    Lynne Tilley
    October 8, 2014 at 10:34 am

    This is just so beautiful, the perfect quilt to pull out when the fall and winter kicks into gear. The quilting is also amazing. Worth the two years you put into it!

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    Victoria Baltser
    October 8, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Awesome quilt!

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    October 8, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Beautiful! I love your quilting on this quilt, so pretty and delicate looking.

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    Katy Cameron
    October 8, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Gorgeous quilt, and how nice of the weather to co-ordinate for you! Child labour is definitely the way to go I believe, or at least so my mum always told me ;o)

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    October 8, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    Lovely pictures. I remember when you mentioned wanting to make this quilt with Oakshott Cottons. I love seeing the result! It&#39;s beautiful. And I love the quilted veins on the leaves. Very nice.

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    October 8, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    amazing quilting, the quilting really makes the quilt, congratulations

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    Lindsay Swoboda
    October 8, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    Oh this is just lovely! I am working on my very first quilt, but this is giving me so many more ideas!

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    October 8, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    Oh, that quilt and that sky! What a beautiful match!

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    October 8, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Wow!! what a beautiful quilt to finish in the fall. The quilting is fabulous. Love your helpers.

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    Christine S
    October 8, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    So pretty!

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    A Quilter's Mission
    October 8, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! Yes, the quilting is wonderful.

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    October 9, 2014 at 3:12 am

    So, so good!

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    October 9, 2014 at 4:43 am

    Beautiful quilt! Emily did a wonderful job with the quilting. I love the veining in the leaves.

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    Helen@Till We Quilt Again
    October 9, 2014 at 5:26 am

    The fall leaves and Oak Shot are perfect together. The quilt and the quilting are perfect together!

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    October 9, 2014 at 5:38 am

    Stunning! Love the pictures of your helpers,too 🙂 what sweet memories you are making!

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    October 9, 2014 at 6:10 am

    Beautiful color palate and awesome backdrop to show off your handiwork.

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    October 9, 2014 at 6:22 am

    Your maple quilt is wonderful! I love the colours, the lay out, the quilting…everything! Not to forget the beautiful photo&#39;s!! They even gave me goosbumps (may be a bit strange but I&#39;m not joking) I&#39;m defenitely going to use the maple leafe one day, it has been on my list for years, but never thought of them in plain fabric. Many compliments,<br />Annemieke

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    October 9, 2014 at 6:24 am

    So beautiful – love the colors and the quilting!

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    October 9, 2014 at 6:44 am

    I love your maple quilt! It is beautiful! 🙂

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    Buffy Skolnick
    October 9, 2014 at 8:06 am

    Absolutely stunning. Totally in love! And your setting for your pictures isn&#39;t bad either! 🙂

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    October 9, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Amy, this is a gorgeous quilt! I love the colors of nature that you picked for the leaves–they look a lot like the leaves here in Maine right now. So. . . I guess I need to get busy following your lead and make a quilt that will remind me of warmer days when winter gets here–any day:( Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

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    October 9, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Beautiful colors. Love your layout too!

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    ✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾
    October 12, 2014 at 9:07 am

    Gorgeous quilt, Amy! I have the book and this quilt is on my bucket list:)

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    October 16, 2014 at 7:03 am

    It&#39;s absolutely stunning. I think it&#39;s wonderful that quilts can be and say so many things. My very first, very simple quilt was for my children at Christmas and it still comes out every December. It says home, family, being together watching films and snuggling on a cold winters&#39; night. Your quilt says autumn, in so many ways – and I think it was wonderful that you had a little

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    Jodie Zollinger
    October 27, 2014 at 5:31 am

    Amy,<br />Absolutely love how it came out, it was stunning before but this is amazing, great shots too!<br />Jodie

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    bobbi dougherty
    November 6, 2016 at 8:42 am

    I love this. HAve always wanted to make one of these. I absolutely LOVE the quilting. Looks like they are falling through the air!!! Brillant!

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    November 7, 2016 at 4:51 am

    Lovely quilt! The colors are perfect????

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