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My Maple Charm Quilt

My Maple Charm quilt is finished just in time for fall, and it’s been a long time coming since I cut fabric in March 2018 and made blocks in February 2019. Shortly after that, we sold our house and moved 1,200 north where everything was nicely packed away for another time. In late summer I put the quilt top together hoping to have it done in October—mission accomplished!

Most of my quilt is made from Moda’s Chestnut Street collection by Fig Tree and Co., a bundle I purchased in October 2017!

There’s also some Farmhouse fabric included as I had a charm pack from a few years ago (back when fabric stores would sell them as a daily deal for $2, remember that?!?) I only used natural leaf colors from the bundle and I added some Dear Stella Mini Dot fabric as needed.

I chose Kona Cotton Cream for the background to give the quilt a nice, warm feeling. And of course I love to save on cutting time by using my Stripology ruler.

Since selling my house, I no longer have a design wall so I have to use the floor for laying out my quilt tops. 😦

Because I had all the blocks made and the sashing strips cut before moving, sewing together the quilt top went pretty fast.

But, it wasn’t without issues…when I set out to make this quilt I didn’t plan on a border. I don’t really like borders on quilts; I just don’t feel they’re necessary (even if they’re written in the pattern). As an exception, I thought this particular quilt would look better with one, so I decided to add it. Since I didn’t purchase border fabric in the beginning, and so much time had passed since the fabric line came out, finding something I liked and available was quite a challenge! I ended up going with a red polka dot border and a solid red binding, both from Fig Tree’s Farmhouse II collection.

For the back, I used a leaf print in mustard from Moda’s Valley collection by A Quilting Life. I bought yardage on sale ages ago when I planned to make this quilt. I think it’s a perfect fit, I just love that fabric!

And after many, many months—my finished quilt!

Pattern by Coriander Quilts – Quilted in Whirlpool

I’m really happy with this fall quilt and plan to display it on my quilt ladder through Thanksgiving. After all that time it is finally finished! 🙂

30 thoughts on “My Maple Charm Quilt”

      1. Hi, I love your Maple Charm Quilt…all of it, the pattern, the colours, of course your expert sewing technique, as I said, I just love it! Is it possible to purchase the pattern? If so where? I live in New Brunswick, Canada.

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  1. You hit the nail on the head with this quilt. It is without doubt the nicest Maple Leaf quilt I’ve seen. It looks so warm and snuggly. Great job and I agree with you borders are seldom a good addition to a quilt but this quilt border is perfect.

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  2. Your quilt is very beautiful. The fabric choices blend and contrast so well. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a leaf pattern using different fabrics within each leaf. Well done! (I’m doing a row quilt with one row of leaves, and seeing your quilt has opened my design eye to new options! Thanks so much for sharing your quilt.

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    1. Sandra, thank you for complimenting my leaf quilt! I wish I could say it was my idea to use different fabrics within each leaf, but I had seen it done before. 😉 I’m glad you stopped by, and that my post helped with your design.

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  3. Just ran across your beautiful maple leaf quilt at 0400 a.m. when I couldn’t sleep. It is fresh and crisp and so inviting to look at. I especially want to compliment you on your binding tutorial. In my early days of binding I wanted to pull my hair out when connecting the ends! Nicely done. I will save this for future reference as connecting those ends still aren’t my favorite thing about the process. Best wishes for whatever is next….. I ‘ll look forward to watching!

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    1. Hi Cathy, I’m happy to hear my binding tutorial will help out a fellow quilter! I, too, never liked finishing off the binding, it took me forever to learn it. Thank you for the lovely compliments on my leaf quilt, it was such a fun one to make. And thanks for stopping by my website!

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