Stained Glass Leaves
Whether you choose to use this quilt as a wall hanging or a table topper, the cozy colors are a perfect way to warm up any room.
• 4 autumn-color fat quarters
• 2/3 yard light gold tonal
• 3/4 yard very dark brown tonal • Backing to size
• Batting to size*
• Template material
• Basic sewing tools and supplies
*Warm & Natural quilt batting from The Warm Company used to make sample.
Prepare a template for G using pattern given. Cut as directed on the pattern.
From each fat quarter:
• Cut 1 (47/8" x 20") strip.
Subcut strip into 2 (47/8") A squares. • Cut 1 (41/2" x 20") strip.
Subcut strip into 3 (41/2") C squares.
From light gold tonal:
• Cut 1 (47/8" by fabric width) strip.
Subcut strip into 8 (47/8") B squares. • Cut 1 (41/2" by fabric width) strip. Subcut strip into 4 (43/8") D squares and 4 (41/2") E squares. Cut each D square in half on 1 diagonal to make 8 D triangles. • Cut 2 (11/4" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 2 (11/4" x 14") I
strips and 1 (11/4" x 281/4") J strip. • Cut 4 (13/4" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 2 each 13/4" x 281/4"
K strips and 13/4" x 303/4" L strips. From very dark brown tonal:
• Cut 1 (41/2" by fabric width) strip. Subcut strip into 24 (11/4" x 41/2")
• Cut 4 (11/4" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 8 (11/4" x 14")
• Cut 4 (21/4" by fabric width)
COMPLETING THE BLOCKS
1. Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of each B square.
2. Referring to Figure 1, place a B square right sides together with an A square and stitch 1/4" on each side of the marked line. Cut apart on the marked line to make two A-B units. Press open. Repeat to make a total of four A-B units of each A fabric. 3. Center and sew D to opposite long sides of G to make a D-G unit as shown in Figure 2; press. Repeat to make a total of four D-G units. 4. To complete one Leaf block, select one E square, three matching C squares, four matching A-B units, one D-G unit, and two H and six F strips.
5. Arrange and join two A-B units with one E square and two F strips to make the top row as shown in Figure 3; press.
I have been fascinated by the geometric shapes used in jewelry pieces, terrariums and other modern items, and I have been trying to figure out how to get the same look in a pieced quilt. This is a simplified version of my original vision. Classic squares and half-square triangles are combined with strips of dark brown for an updated block that makes a statement.” —Holly Daniels
6. Arrange and join two C squares with one A-B unit and two F strips to make the center row as shown in Figure 4; press. 7. Arrange and join the D-G unit with one C square, one A-B unit and two F strips to make the bottom row as shown in Figure 5; press. 8. Arrange and join the rows with two H strips referring to Figure 6 to complete one Leaf block; press. 9. Repeat steps 4–8 to complete a total of four Leaf blocks.
COMPLETING THE TABLE TOPPER
Refer to the Assembly Diagram for construction steps.
1. Arrange and join two Leaf blocks with one I strip to make a row; press. Repeat to make a second row.
2. Join the two rows with the
J strip to complete the pieced center; press.
3. Sew K strips to the top and bottom, and L strips to opposite sides of the pieced center to complete the top; press.
4. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics on page 110.
5. Quilt as desired.
6. Bind edges referring to Quilting Basics on page 110 to finish.