I've been having a lot of fun stitching together blocks for a Modern Maples quilt and thought I'd show you how things are progressing. Below is a round up of the latest blocks made - some finish at 12", some at 9" and a handful at 6". I'm loving them more and more. Maybe because all the leaves are disappearing off the trees here. Fall goes by way too fast!
|I'll add these latest blocks to the Modern Maples Flickr group.|
Since I wanted to try my own layout for my quilt, I've sketched out an idea and discovered I need to mark a grid (onto a bed sheet - as a temporary "design wall"), to help me. Trying to do the layout without a grid to guide me has proven rather difficult because of the varying block sizes (ask me how I know this... ;o). Until I get that sorted, here's a look at all the blocks I have made.
|This is not my final layout - I just wanted to show all the blocks together!|
At this point, I'm not going to say I'm finished with making blocks. There may be a few more needed, perhaps in the smallest size, depending how my original layout idea goes. Since I don't seem to be short of fall colours in my stash, making more leaves won't bother me a bit. Better yet, any extras would be welcome in other projects (maybe some place mats... oh, yes!).
Okay, so that's what I'm up to today, how about you? What are you working on?
Interested in a peek at other projects in the works this Wednesday? Me too!
That's why I'm linking up with the Needle and Thread Network...
P. S. The pattern for Modern Maples Throw Quilt by
is from the book, Pretty in Patchwork: Holidays by
or...you can also download this pattern for free, HERE.