As for the Bloggers’ Quilt Festival, you vote by going here and then click in the upper right hand corner, of your favorite quilt picture. A red heart will appear when you have voted. Thanks if mine was a favorite!! If not, enjoy them all!!
High School graduation is always the time I think about turning leaves, turning the page, starting fresh, a new beginning.
“In every change, in every falling leaf, there is some pain, some beauty. And that’s the way new leaves grow.” – Amit Ray
I started this quilt exactly a year ago.
I was testing out the stems of leaves, thin and a bit thicker… Then opting to leave them off altogether.
I knew it would be a graduation quilt for my nephew Seth. Seth is a pretty special young man in this quilter’s heart.
He is also the “only” person I have made a second quilt for, because they wore the first one out.
The quilt was made for him when he was born, back when I didn’t photograph half the quilts I made. I don’t remember it very well, it was worn out well before most kids are ready to give up their blankies. I do know it was very similar to the pattern, Welcome Sunshine, which I used to make it.
Seth then went on to love on his older brother’s baby quilt, another unphotographed quilt. It is a good thing his older sister didn’t get her gift, of a quilt, until her HS graduation or he may have loved it to death, too!
Gotta love a guy who appreciates handmade quilts!
This one is chocked full of good wishes and happy thoughts for all the changes to come!
a maple leaf variation
60″ x 90″
hand-quilted in the Baptist fan design
If this quilt so happens to be one of your favorites you can nominates it by clicking here. And copying and pasting this web pages’ address which is
“In every change, in every falling leaf there is some pain, some beauty. And that’s the way new leaves grow.” – Amit Ray
Previous BQF entries:
Flower Garden ~ Fall 2009
Mosaic Tiles ~ Spring 2011
Shoot For the Moon ~ Fall 2011
Bubble Quilt ~ Spring 2012
Out of This World ~ Fall 2012
Thousand Pyramids~ Spring 2013
Head Over Heels in Love ~ Baby quilt ~ Fall 2013
Take A Hike ~ Art quilt ~ Fall 2013
Blowin’ in the Wind ~ Spring 2014
Also linking up with:
Crazy Mom Quilts
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop
P.S. I have been told this quilt is in the book Vintage Quilt Revival Quilts. Though I have not seen the book, or the author talk about it, there is always the possibility that I have seen someone else make it, though I do not recall that either. That is not to say it wasn’t lodged in my subconscious, at some point, and if that is the case I would definitely want to give the designer credit where credit is due. I was going for an oversized maple leaf quilt and apparently Lee had the same idea as well!
Lori that is beautiful. Love the colors and the the name. Love the quote too – how true!! I am now in the US for a couple of months. 🙂
Thank you, Asha! I hope you have a wonderful time and get to see all your brilliant children!!
Beautiful hand-quilting on a beautiful quilt. Mmm! I love the quilt block leaf pattern and I love the Fall colours of leaves! Seth is a lucky young man. I agree that you gotta love a guy who loves quilts. 🙂
Thank you, Sandra. I hear her *still* love quilts!
Very Nice reminds me of The Fall. Be Blessed, Mtetar
Thank you my faithful friend!
You’re most welcome enjoy your day. Blessings Always, Mtetar
That is a very basic pattern and I like the way you have arranged the blocks and the quilting. The solids work nicely together too.
As basic as it is, I have never made this before. I think I skipped over it because it was too basic, LOL Thank you, Julie!
Lovely quilt, and a special person gets to love it. So rewarding to make quilts for a child or grandchild who appreciates them!
It surely is, Pat! Thank you!
I love your Baptist Fans. That’s on my list to try. Lucky Seth to have such an Aunt.
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This was my first try at Baptist Fans and I LOVE the texture! Once I got them all marked I like the reputation of quilting them! Let me know it you try them I’d love to see it, Cathy!
What a great job! Lovely.
Wow, just beautiful. You are a true artist.