Re: Maple Leaf Advice Needed

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
I vote for the last arrangement. I always like on point settings! If you
> wanted to have the leaves look as if they are floating, you could light colored
> sashing. This would work even through you have different back grounds in each
> block. If you wanted to play and really complicate things, you would use
> different light materials for the sashing.
>
> lisae
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> > I settled on a Maple Leaf block, on a whim, to construct on my first
> > camping/quilting experience. I really didn't think about how I would
> > use the blocks in a quilt.
> >
> > Most of the Maple Leaf quilts I see have the leaves on the same light
> > colored background with sashing the same as the background block
> > color. This makes the leaves look like they are floating.
> >
> > But, I have a different beige fabric as the background for each block.
> > So, I'm not sure how to arrange them on a quilt.
> >
> > If you go to
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> you will see some arrangements I am considering.> >
> > The first is kind of interesting in that it creates secondary patterns
> > with the beige fabric.
> >
> > The second is how it would look with a beige neutral used as the > > sashing.
> >
> > The third is how it would look with a complementary color as the > > sashing.
> >
> > And the last is how it would look on point with complementary color > > sashing.
> >
> > Does anyone have any preferences here or other ways I could construct > > the quilt?
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Mardi
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Pati Cook
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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shhdesigns
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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M. Wetmore
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.
-- Sandi in New Westminster B.C.
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shhdesigns
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. . In article , M. Wetmore writes >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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Patti
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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M. Wetmore
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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