Sunday, February 2, 2014

Leaf Quilt Design

 I haven't quilted the Wiley Way top I finished two weeks ago, but I am thinking about it. I love having fleece as the backing for quilts. It's snuggly and feels good, but in our house it's not quite warm enough, so I think I'll add a layer of batting and use the fleece for the backing. That should warm it up.

I was going through some old sketches I made for quilt ideas and saw one that was three leaves on a couple of branches. I played with it some and decided I want to make it a bed quilt, or at least a lap quilt and not a wallhanging.

I played around in paint, and came up with this. The background won't be so blended, but I want to make it with lots of squares so there will be a blend of colors. I didn't originally plan to have the leaves break through the border, but I really like how it looks.

I have no idea how I'll construct this, but at the moment, I think it looks really good.

Those are supposed to be aspen leaves. I live in Colorado, so the leaves change, and we see those colors of leaves through the year.

Here is the large pattern. I ended up moving this a couple of times until I could find a place to hang the paper. It's about 60" x 87" (the paper) and I wasn't able to get the projector to make a large enough image to fill the paper, so the size of the quilt may just change.

Speaking of changes...
...yesterday

...today.
Gotta love Colorado. 245 sunny days per year!

9 comments:

Ramona said...

Your leaf quilt will be so much fun. Love your design. And Yay! for sunshine!

Julianne said...

A interesting project. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

Kathie said...

Also like your idea and the colors are great. Like you I wouldn't know how to tackle the construction. good luck.

Sue Daurio said...

looking good so far. I'm so done with winter and more than ready for Spring!

CJ said...

I think it looks really good too! I'd love to see this made up.

Terri said...

Love your idea for the leaves quilt. Very pretty.
Hugs

Rabid Quilter from CA said...

This will be a BEAUTIFUL quilt! Actually, I love your whole post with snowy photos!

Patrica said...

Wow, I would love to see thsi as you move through the process, please keep us posted. It will be just gorgeous I know.

A Nudge said...

The pattern looks goog just the way it is - you can FMQ in the free space. Great design.

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