Re: Maple Leaf Advice Needed

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That is close to what I was thinking.  Or use a darker neutral for the
sashing.........  But I do like maple leaf blocks on point.

I also like the first one, but would put a narrow sashing between the four blocks
in a unit, and a wider sashing between the units of 4......

Pati, in Phx


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I like the 3rd one!

Lorraine

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Hi Mardi
When I did my Amish leaves I did them all twisty turny.  Personally I don't
like the look of the four stems together.  But it's your quilt and do what
pleases you the most.  I tend to think that they land twisty turny and
that's how I did mine.
Sandi in New Westminster B.C.

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I like the on point.
Helen in MN

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Well, I have all 30 blocks done.  I have decided on the "tossed"
leaves look.  I still am debating whether to use the neutral fabric
for the sashing or a "rust" colored fabric for the sashing.  I have
decided to do a border of half square triangle blocks consisting of
the fabrics I used for the leaves and the beige neutral fabrics I used
for the backing.

How would it look if I did a 1 1/2 inch neutral sashing, tossed
leaves, small border of a rust fall color tone-on-tone, the half
square triangle blocks border and then another small rust border.
Binding???

Mardi



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Re: Maple Leaf Advice Needed
Hi Mardi
When I did my maple leaves I didn't do any sashing, just added borders.  But
my background was black and so were my borders.  Try laying it out without
sashing "tossed" and then with the borders you described, then "tossed" with
the neutral sashing and the borders you described.  I think if you did rust
sashing all you'll see is the sashing and not the leaves.

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Re: Maple Leaf Advice Needed
Hullo Mardi
I know it is one of my favourites, and a good standby - but none the
worse for that!!  I love a mixed fabric binding:  using all the colours
in the quilt - for you this would be all the leaf colours.  Cut strips
from the colours in the correct binding widths, but to random lengths.
Join them (set together at right angles and join with a seam diagonally
across the resulting square), press them, and then use as ordinary
binding.  I do use a single binding if I do it this way, because of all
the seam bulk.  It would be especially fitting, as you are going to
place the leaves in a topsy turvy way.
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Re: Maple Leaf Advice Needed - the winner is....
Ok, I decided to go back and put a 1" strip of the background fabric
around each of the 30 blocks.  That way I will have neutral "sashing"
but it will be the color of the background on the block rather than
having the sashing be all one neutral color.  I'll do 6 blocks and see
how that looks.

Mardi


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Re: Maple Leaf Advice Needed
I like that you decided to go with tossed (my choice!) and I think I
would put the neutral sashing. I would also add neutral around before
the rust frame, not just between the leaves. and maybe bind it with the
rust too? it will blend into the last border.... or use a green, to
frame it.... some of your leaves have green, right? maybe a leafy green
fabric?

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