Fall Leaves Wall Hanging

Here’s my last entry into Mini Quilt Mondays. It’s a bit late. I had this idea earlier this month to modify the bubbles quilts I’d been making and make a fall leaf quilt. However, fall colors are not in my usual palette of colors. To add to the difficulty, our local JoAnn’s was flooded back in August and won’t re-open until after Thanksgiving. So I figured finding fall themed fabrics would have to wait until next year.

Then in the middle of last week I remembered these batik fabrics I bought with bird sculptures in mind in bright reds, pinks, yellows & browns. I decided to try them out with my idea.

I traced some fall leaves onto freezer paper and use them as my pattern for making the applique. I quilted around each leaf in white to make them pop out some. Then I quilted the background in a gold color in swirls. I was imagining the wind lifting the leaves through the air. I didn’t have any solid that would go with these colors for the binding so I did a pieced binding with parts of the fabrics I used.

Instead of a fall wreath on our front door, we now have a fall quilt. It measures 15″ by 22″. I’m pretty happy with the way it came out.

You can see what other quilters made for their mini quilts by clicking on the button below.

Fresh Lemons Quilts

I’m also entering this in Stitched in Color’s Celebrate Color Event.

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5 Responses to Fall Leaves Wall Hanging

  1. Marcia says:

    That’s a neat thing to hang on your front door. Are you signing your quilts on the back?

  2. Teje says:

    Hi! Your wall quilt is beautiful! I think those fabrics are just perfect for autumn and with lots of white they are nice and bright! Also your quilting and binding is wonderful!

  3. Debi says:

    How beautiful! You are such a remarkably talented person. I am proud to be your MIL. Love you!

  4. niki says:

    I love that mini quilt! Sew cute!

  5. The quilting is beautiful! And, I think the scrappy binding is a great touch.

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