A few leaves, side-by-side, in no particular order.
I have 56 leaves, enough for a 7 x 8 layout, with another bunch in progress to replace several too-light, too-yellow blocks and enough more to make a 7 x 9 layout.
When I began these leaves a few weeks ago I was wishing for the autumn color we didn't have and imagining the wind rustling them as the sun shone through their bright colors. Sometimes the leaves almost shimmer when the sun glows and the wind blows. Some falls the colors in Ohio are amazing and truly, every leaf color in this quilt is a color we see on trees -- during a good autumn.
Now that these blocks are sewn and I see them on the floor, I question having used seven or eight different background fabrics. The backgrounds began with leftover scrap fabric, continued with a few 3½" strips cut from yardage, and finished with fabric from several shirts. I love the colors and I love the colors together but will I be able to arrange them in a way that creates a unified quilt? I hope so!
One more consideration is sashing. I've thought of a narrow 1" sashing between all the blocks. From the beginning the fabric below was in the back of my mind as the perfect fabric. But when I tried it this morning it seemed to darken the quilt too much.
When all the blocks are finished I'll play around with the arrangement of the blocks and fabrics for sashing. To me, that's one of the fun parts of making a quilt.
I love these simple leaves: 14 pieces, 13 seams, cut, pin, stitch, press, and zip, they're done!
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