So now, after Thanksgiving, I'm sewing again, working on our little blocks, considering the next step and whether I want to finish it next month, or keep going....your comments will be most welcome. My first thought is I love making the blocks and I have plenty of Layer Cake fabric to keep it going. My second thought is that I could use the rest of the fabric in the setting. What would your choice be???
Here is the November block: 8" finished Maple Leaf
|Pink and Brown Test Block|
(1) Background piece for stem 3 1/2" square-cut in half on the diagonal.
(1) Stem -rectangle 1" x 5"
(2) Dark and (2) Background squares 3 1/2" -cut in half on the diagonal
(3) Dark and (1) Background square 3 1/8" (cut a "generous" 1/8")
Piece the stem section first: Sew one triangle on and press toward the stem. Align the second triangle, sew, and press toward the stem. Trim to a "generous" 3 1/8".
Try pressing your seams open throughout and see if you like it better. I did this for the second block and I think it lays flatter and nicer.
Piece the triangle units and then sew the squares into three rows. Sew the rows together to make the finished block.
|Layer Cake Block|
So, although the leaves are off the trees and the wind is beginning to blow colder, you will have this maple leaf block to remind you of the fall season.