If you haven’t been here before I’m Connie and I am excited to be part of the AccuQuilt Fall Blog Hop – I have a tutorial for this Maple Leaf Centerpiece and a giveaway.
If you don’t have a AccuQuilt GO! Baby don’t worry, I’ll show you how to make this without it.
- Cut 9 – 5 inch squares
- Cut 9 – 2-1/2 inch x 5 inch rectangles
- Cut 9 – 2 1/2 inch x 7 inch rectangles
Make 9 blocks and arrange them however you like. If you look at the layout below you can see that I will only have to match the seams of the 9 blocks.
I cut a strip of Heat & Bond Lite and fuse it to a strip of fabric. Since I am only cutting the maple leaf I cut pieces to just cover that die.
If you don’t have the Fall Medley die or a GO! Baby you can print off this maple leaf that I picked out of the neighbor’s yard. I cleaned up the background and enhanced the edges in Photoshop to make it easier for you to trace. Just click on the leaf to open up a large image and save to your computer. Then print it out the size you would like. There are also many place on the internet that have free graphics you could use.
Now trim your centerpiece and zig-zag or serge around the edges. I then stitched cotton cluny lace to finish it. You could make a bias binding – if so you wouldn’t want to finish the edges with zig-zag then.
- If you would like to win leave a comment on this post letting me know you’d like to win it.
- Be a follower of Quilting by the River (follow via Google Friend Connect in the right side-bar of the blog).
- Blog about this giveaway and leave a link.
That is a total of 3 comments you can leave. The contest will end Sunday October 2nd and I will post the winner on Monday.