When I saw Falling Leaves Pattern Download from Cora’s Quilts I fell in love. This would look so perfect in my living room this Fall. I used the 5 Fat Quarter option (which by the way gives you enough fabric for a scrappy back…BONUS!) I thought this would look great in Jenni Calo’s new line Mix It Up!
These are the fabrics I used. The first 5 are the FQ for the leaves and pieced border, the Button Down Plaid - Brown for inside border and pieced border corners, and the Interwining Cheverons in Cream make the perfect background. I also used the Creaam in the pieced border to give just a bit more variety.
The runner went together very quickly and I am pleased with how it looks. I decided I wanted the runner to not have a true top and bottom so I turned two of the blocks the opposite way. The other thought I had was to applique the leaves on catawampus to give a blown affect.
I am still a newbie when it comes to finish quilting (which is why I have a ton of unfinished projects.) The benefit of working here at Connecting Threads is that I have people who do such beautiful quilting that I can consult with and get ideas from. They are also great teachers and fabulous mentors. I had already quilted by sewing the square inside the square, but from there I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do. So I brought it in and talked it over with Mari. I really like meandering and although I’m totally not very good at it, I am determined to become so. So, Mari and I came up with a plan so I can practice my meandering quilting, but in small easy-to-take doses. I am not going to show you the final results today, so I guess you will just have to stay tuned for my next post to see how I am getting along.
Since, it is not a done deal, I would love to hear how you would quilt this runner.