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Monday, May 19, 2014

Introducing Waltzing Leaves!!

At long last, the single pattern for my Waltzing Leaves quilt is available.  

Used with permission.  American Patchwork & Quilting  October 2009

For those of you that are regular readers of my blog, you'll recognize this quilt from the cover of American Patchwork & Quilting magazine.  I named the quilt Waltzing Leaves and the folks at AP&Q chose to rename the quilt Scattered Leaves.  So, when I published the pattern, I wanted to name it Waltzing Leaves to match the quilt label.  Six of one, half dozen of another, I guess. 

This quilt is a scrap-buster, for sure!  I chose one single light print for the background of all those Maple Leaf blocks.  This gives continuity to the blocks and provides a place for the eye to rest.  I try to fit a single use fabric into my scrappy quilts as often as I can for that reason.  It keeps "busy" quilts from becoming chaotic.  

For all other parts of the quilt, scraps are the name of the game.  While I used plenty of fall and Halloween themed fabrics, I also pulled in regular, every-day type prints that were colored in my fall palette.  Oh, and I also enlisted the help (and stashes) of two dear friends!!  That made for the ultimate in scrappiness!!  

There's easy, breezy piecing with the Maple Leaf block surrounded by Half Log Cabin strips. Rotate the blocks so they "waltz" around the quilt and you'll have a comfy, cozy quilt to cuddle under when the weather turns chilly.

Click here to order my Waltzing Leaves pattern.

I'm on my way home from market, so I'll be posting all my "finds" very shortly.  I'll also be telling you a little bit about the big, huge, very exciting project I've been working on since last summer!  It's almost time share the news!!


  1. Waltzing leaves is a beauty, Pam!

  2. I love this quilt, my son and daughter-in-law love it, too. Even though I made it for their wedding gift, my heart still skips a beat when I see it. It is a wonderful pattern!

  3. I made this quilt last fall for a good friend. It turned out beautifully and was such a great pattern.

  4. lovely and waltzing is a much better name as you stay they really spin around

  5. I made this quilt in 2011 and thought your instructions were excellent. It was great fun to pull fall colors from my stash and, of course, add things while shopping. Thanks again.