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Maple Leaf Quilt Block Pattern

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Maple Leaf Quilt Block Pattern

Make Maple Leaf Quilt Blocks

This Maple Leaf quilt block pattern was used for a previous Quilting Forum event. Participants sewed the leaves in fall colors of red, orange or yellow and placed the colorful patches against a blue background. Alter the colors to suit your needs.

Finished Block Size: 9" x 9"

Quilting Fabrics for One Maple Leaf Block

Light or medium-blue tone-on-tone background fabric:

  • one 3-1/2" square
  • two 3-7/8" squares
  • two 3-1/8" squares

From red, orange or yellow tone-on-tone leaf fabric:

  • four 3-1/2" square
  • two 3-7/8" squares

Assemble the Quilt Block

  1. Assemble the stem square using the "easy corners" technique that we use for snowball blocks. Select a 3-1/2" inch square of leaf fabric and the 3-1/8 inch squares of sky fabric.

  2. Draw a diagonal line from one corner to an opposite corner on each small background square. Lay a background square on top of the larger square, right sides together, edges aligned in one corner.

  3. Sew on the diagonal line, and then trim and press. Repeat in the diagonally opposite corner. See Example

  4. Use the easy sandwich technique to make four half-square-triangle units from the 3-7/8 squares, pairing a background square with a leaf square. The finished units should measure 3-1/2" square. See Example

  5. Layout the stem, triangle square units and plain squares in three rows as shown above. Sew the components of each row together, and then press seam allowances in adjoining rows in opposite directions. Sew the rows together, matching seam intersections. Press.

  6. Repeat to make additional Maple Leaf quilt blocks.

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