Riley Blake Block Challenge – Maple Leaf Quilt Block Tutorial

It’s week 12 – and the final week – of the Riley Blake quilt block challenge. For the past 12 weeks we’ve been making a sample of classic, traditional quilt blocks – part of a fun, simple challenge during these ‘stay-at-home’ months. This week we are going to make a Maple Leaf quilt block. Below you will find links to each of the quilt blocks over the past 12 weeks.

As with weeks past, I’m making blocks in 6″ x 6″ and 12″ x  12″ sizes using my Sugarhouse Park fabric collection.

Last fall I wrote a tutorial for the Maple Leaf quilt block with instructions for the block in multiple sizes.

Click here for the Maple Leaf Quilt Block Tutorial.

Here are the 12 blocks we’ve made as part of this challenge. These are my 6″ blocks. If you are looking for the previous blocks for the quilt along you can find all of them linked below  If you’re sharing on social media use the hashtag #RBDBlockChallenge. 

And here are my 12″ x 12″ blocks. I don’t have specific fabric requirements for this challenge, but it’s a good one for using up scraps or favorite Fat Quarters. For my blocks quilt I’m sewing with my Sugarhouse Park and coordinating Riley Blake woven ginghams.

Week 1 – Churn Dash 

Week 2 – Log Cabin

Week 3 – Friendship Star

Week 4 – Economy Block

Week 5 – Nine Patch

Week 6 – Shoo Fly Block

Week 7 – Sawtooth Star

Week 8 – Bear Paw 

Week 9 – Maple Star

Week 10 – Bow Tie

Week 11 – Pinwheel

I’m excited to start playing with my finished blocks this week and figure out how I’m going to put them all together! I’ll be sharing my quilt as soon as I’ve got it sewn up!

UPDATE: Here is the wild, scrappy assembled quilt top + lots more ideas for laying out the blocks for this sampler quilt.

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  • Reply
    Helen Jackson
    June 21, 2020 at 1:52 am

    Thank you Amy for the lovely quilt block ideas, I am a beginner quilter and your instructions were easy to follow I am in the process of making 12×12 placemats for our outside table

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    Maggie Harline
    July 11, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    The link to the masks you made won’t open.

  • Reply
    Connie Matter
    July 11, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    I had a difficult time cutting stem block to size. I did not know where to begin sizing the stem block. Use the Eleanor Burns ruler the for half square triangles but was stumped cutting to size the stem bloc.
    Any help would be appreciated. Connie

    • Reply
      July 23, 2020 at 6:59 pm

      Hi Connie! Using a ruler with a 45 degree diagonal line will help. Center the diagonal line on the diagonal stem and trim equally on both edges to cut down the block to your desired size. Then rotate the block and trim the remaining edges.

      I hope this helps!

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