Caught by a Squirrel

I’ve been trying to work on a quilt that I’ve had cut for a while but I always seem to get distracted or pulled off into working on something else. It is a relatively easy project using Windham, Riverbanks fabrics by Jeanne Horton, it’s a pattern called Reed’s Creek and I really love the quilt.

all my strips for Reed’s Creek

The quilt is consisted of rail fence blocks, an alternate square and a 25-patch block. So I’m working on the 25-patch blocks and that isn’t challenging enough. I was working away on sewing my strips and I got an email from Temecula Quilt Company showing me their cute little leaf quilt.

It is a small project and plus it is something that I’ve not made before, so off I go! The leaf blocks finish at 2-¼ inch and there are only 12 of them! I started pulling fabric and I wanted to use this new fabric from Moda, Jan Patek with fall leaves on it as a border.

Here’s the cutting information:

    Cutting for one 2-1/4″ finished Little Leaf block
    From background cut: 1) 1-1/4″ square
    2) 1-3/4″ squares *
    2) 1-1/4″ x 2″ strips

    From color cut: 3) 1-1/4″ squares
    2) 1-3/4″ squares *

    From dark brown cut for stem : 1) 5/8″ x 2″ strip
    Make half square triangles using 1-3/4″ light and dark squares, trim down to 1 ¼ inch
    Make stem section by strip piecing 1-1/4″ light strips to each side of 5/8″ brown strip.
    Use ruler marking to match stem and trim down 1 ¼ inch.

all of my little half-squares

I got busy on my little half-squares and then I worked on the little stems. They were pretty interesting to make. You cut a 5/8” strip of fabric and sew the brown to a 2-inch strip, press and then trim down. You just center up the corner of your ruler down the center of the brown strip and trim it up to 1 ¼-inch.

stems ready to trim down

this is how I trimmed

trimmed the top and right side

I turned it around to trim the other sides

all trimmed up

Here’s one little leaf and only 11 more.

one leaf ready to stitch together

one leaf

I got them all sewn up and put together and then added the borders.

all laid out

fabric audition

and done!

I thought they turned out pretty cute!

Now back to work on Reed’s Creek.

I am truly blessed; I hope you are blessed by your daily threads.
Love and hugs,
Ronda

About ronda926

I enjoy piecing quilts and getting to know people, as well as sharing the information I have on sewing. I love the sense of accomplishment once I'm finished.
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4 Responses to Caught by a Squirrel

  1. marysalmon says:

    “…now back to Reeds’s quilt…”
    After all that little piecing, I’d be off to bed!
    Love you fabric choice in strips.
    Mary in Texas

  2. Joyce Miller says:

    What a challenge!! Sew small 😜😜😜 Just lovely!!!

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