Sunday, May 11, 2014

Falling Leaves Makes Me Smile!

Awhile back I had the opportunity to quilt up this little wall hanging. This was the first quilt my client had ever made, and it was for her daughter's Baby Shower. What a fun gift!

I took one look at this and immediately thought I could have a lot of fun with all that negative space.

The entire motif is appliqued, including the tree trunk. I decided to use a double layer of batting (Hobbs 80/20) so that when I quilted around the leaves, they would puff up. And puff they did!

The free-motion quilting I used on seemed to create motion. The backside is almost as pretty as the front!

If anyone is interested, the pattern - Falling Leaves - is from The Modern Applique Workbook by Jenifer Dick.

Wouldn't this be a fun little quilt to give someone?  I fell in love with it, and may just have to make one for myself one day.

Remember to quilt with a smile,

Linking up to Linky Tuesday, Fabric Tuesday, Needle and Thread Thursday. and Thursday Favorite Things.


  1. The quilting just makes this piece come to life! Love it!

  2. SO glad you finally got to post this finish...looks like you had such fun quilting. LOVE IT!

  3. The quilting is gorgeous and it makes that wall hanging so beautiful!

  4. Lovely Barb! The quilting really makes the quilt that much more special.

  5. Love her quilt and adore your quilting. Beautifully done--both of you!!!!

  6. It is absolutely adorable and you quilting.....oh, my! You did a fantastic job! Beautiful!!!

  7. its lovely! I love the applique . Hugs!!

    1. Thank you for sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop ♥

  8. Lovely design-I actually prefer lots of negative space, more relaxing to the eye.It is very 3D, makes you want to feel the quilting swirls with your hand, absolutely brilliant!

  9. That quilting is amazing! It adds so much movement and life to the quilt.

  10. You did an amazing job with the quilting! I am still trying to perfect my swirls to get them where I like them!

  11. Your quilting is so lovely! Great job using the white space. I know she is happy with your work.

  12. That looks so tedious! It is really beautiful! I am now looking at purchasing that book it looks awesome! I am making a steam punk quilt and it has some center circles that may be easier with this book! Thanks!


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