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Maple Leaf Block
Maple Leaf

This block is for autumn. You will need two fabrics: an offwhite tone-on-tone for the background and a medium/dark in autumn colors such as burnt orange, red, and gold, for the leaves. We will be making this one 9" finished.

Posted: October 1997

Sample Quilt Layouts

You need to cut as follows:

  1. Bkg: cut 2 4" squares; cut 1 3-1/2" square; cut 1 4-1/2" square
  2. Medium/Dark: cut 2 4" squares; cut 3 3-1/2" squares; cut 1 1"x7" strip

Sewing Instructions:

  1. To make the leaf points, mark diagonal on both 4" offwhite squares; place right sides together with the medium/dark and stitch 1/4" on either side of diagonal mark; cut between stitching; press toward medium/dark fabric; square up to 3-1/2".
  2. Cut 4-1/2" offwhite in half on the diagonal; stitch the 1"x7" medium/dark between the two halves of WOW; press both seams toward stem; square up unit to 3-1/2".
  3. Attaching Stem to one side and HST to opposite side of a 3-1/2" square of medium/dark, create top row...press as arrows direct.
  4. Attaching 3-1/2" square of medium/dark to one side and HST to opposite side of a 3-1/2" square of medium/dark, create top row...press as arrows direct.
  5. Attaching 3-1/2" square of Bkg to one side and HST to opposite side of an HST, create top row...press as arrows direct.
  6. Join 3 rows to create block...press as desired.
  7. IMPORTANT: Please square up your finished block to be sure it is 9-1/2". If it is larger or smaller, check your seams and redo if necessary. If you do not check your measurements, your block may not join properly with other blocks easily to create a finished quilt.


This is what your block might look like.


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