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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Finished: Maple leaves



Just in time for the summer solstice:  an autumn quilt!   In October, 2006, we did a Road Scholar  (then called Elderhostel) program at the Highland Center Lodge at Crawford Notch, New Hampshire.  On our free afternoon I checked out the quilt shops in North Conway. I bought the purple/red/gold/orange fabric as a souvenir and, remarkably, created this flimsy just after we returned.  The pattern is by Judy Laquidara. As I recall, she used 9" blocks. Mine are 6" -- this is 54 x 66. 

The flimsy languished in the box for 6-1/2 years.  I couldn't decide how to quilt it, and in fact I came up with the straight lines in the leaves after it was basted and I had the stitched the  straight lines in the frames.  I think that the curvy meanders and leaves are a good contrast for those straight lines.

This is finish #20 for 2013!

 

11 comments:

  1. Wow Nann - this is just beautiful! Looks like that six-year aging process worked wonderfully. :-)

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  2. Love it! Your colors are great and the quilting is fantastic. (Looks like I may be an anonymous commenter here!)

    Judy Laquidara

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  3. oh wow! that is wonderful!!! i have lots of maple leaves just waiting for a setting. this one might be it! was it from one of judy's books or from her free patterns on her blog? of course since i am there several times a day, i could just go look myself huh? LOL i love this nann, the setting, the colors, the quilting--great job!!!

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  4. Beautiful! It doesn't matter how long it took. What matters is you finished it. Congratulations!!

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  5. Wouldn't that be beautiful to showcase asian prints with a black frame? Love it!

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  6. That is lovely! I really like that!!!

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  7. That is one super fantastic quilt!

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  8. Congratulations on a fine finish from your NH buddy!

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  9. It is beautiful Naan. Love the green and yellow fabrics you chose to highlight the accent fabric.

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  10. love this quilt and the colors are fabulous. i have a maple leaves quilt in my stack of projects that aren't yet started. my granny made a maple leaf quilt for my parents as a wedding gift, it is old and tattered and needs to be replaced. i am hoping mine is more of a "family tree" quilt once it is completed.

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