Classic meets Modern QAL: September! The Maple Leaf block!

7:30:00 AM

It's September!

Sew at Home Mummy

Kids are going back to school, the leaves are starting to turn, the weather is (hopefully!) getting a bit cooler.

Why not celebrate this (my favorite!) time of year with a nice Maple Leaf block? (plus, I'm missing home like crazy lately [I'm from Vancouver originally] and I thought I'd throw a bit of Canadiana into the mix ;))

This block is a really quick and simple block, even simpler than last month's Churn Dash pattern. It's basically a bunch of squares and HSTs. With a stem. I am really pleased with how my blocks turned out for this month, and am excited to one day create an entire quilt of these leaves!

If you're just joining us for the first time, welcome! Feel free to play along. Each month I post instructions to a very classic/traditional block, with a bit of a modern spin - be it in composition, style, or fabric choices. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to join in on the fun and put your spin on the block (and feel free to just use my instructions, or to take the proverbial ball and run with it! But please - no running with scissors.)

Previous month's instructions are posted in the right sidebar of my blog.

Please be respectful of my original patterns and work - and make sure that if you use my tutorials, you credit it back to me.

Okay! Let's get going, shall we?

{Click here for the instructions to the Maple Leaf Block, Sew at Home Mummy style!}

Feel free to link your finished block projects up below to share with others!


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  1. Cute Leaf block! The red is fabulous

  2. Loving them both! Makes me want to make a whole Maple Leaf Quilt!

  3. I love improv fabric; I love solids. The red maple leaf has it all plus nice interaction of the various shades.

  4. Love that red block! I plan to do a few maple leaves for a traveling quilt that should be arriving in my mailbox soon and had planned to start looking for a tutorial to use. I guess I won't have to look very far!

  5. This looks great, but darn… this means I've another month to catch up on! I w.i.l.l. get caught up, hopefully this month. I want to be done with this one on time. I've already been thinking about ways to finish, join all the blocks together (not knowing/remembering) if that is something you plan to address at the end.

  6. I think the pattern for the classic is missing the (2) 5" cuts for the colour side of the 1/2 sq triangles?

    1. Sorry Sandy, I'll have to look at it and get back to you!

    2. Thanks so much for this, Sandy! You were right - I edited the pattern accordingly!

  7. Great choice. Off to play in EQ xx


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