Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Modern Maples - a top!

Yesterday was the perfect weather, in between the rain, to take an autumnal picture in. I am totally. stoked. about this quilt. Can you tell?


So far, my Modern Maples quilt is meant to have a very modern layout, so it looks like the leaves are falling. I used low volume tans and whites to fill in all the background gaps. And I realized last night that I didn't even make a Pearl Bracelet leaf. I can't believe it!


For the back, I have a whole bunch of fabrics in these colors. I was thinking of piecing them at random, and dedicating one corner to four more maple leaves (one being Pearl Bracelets), laid out like this...
When I was laying the top out for a picture, this happened on its own, and I loved it, but it wasn't what I was looking for on the front!

Or, I have some AMH voile in these colors. What do you think would make a better backing? I've never backed with voile before so I'm not completely sure what challenges, if any, that brings up.

 

Also, the more important question - what should I use for binding (see picture below)? I'm open to other colors as well. And don't even get me started about the quilting. I'm thinking leaves, but I'm not sure. Lol. I'm so indecisive about quilts for myself. Any thoughts are appreciated!



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21 comments:

  1. What a fun quilt! Love the layout and colors. I vote for the brown or yellow binding. Leaf quilting sounds good! I've never used voile (though I have a yard of Heather Ross mermaids from spoonflower waiting to turned into a little girl dress), so I am no help there.

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  2. What fun fabrics! I like the red binding, but I think whatever you choose will look great! Can't wait to see it finished!

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  3. Maybe that yellow/gold print for the binding. Such a fun loving quilt Jess!!

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  4. I'm thinking the red or brown fabric for the binding. I've never used voile for a backing either, but I think those fabrics would make a beautiful back. Love the quilt!

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  5. Love the way it turned out. Never sewed with voile before. Wonder how it behaves after a few washes.

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  6. awesome layout of those leaves. They really do look like they're falling. No advice to offer on the voile. I've never used it. but I would go with the red binding, although you really can't go wrong with any of those three.

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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    1. and thanks for sharing this at Needle and Thread Thursday, Jess!

      :) Kelly

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  7. Hi! This is beautiful and fun quilt! What a great block and lovely fabrics!

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  8. Love love those maple leaves.
    Beautiful!

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  9. Fantastic fabrics! I love the mix of fabrics in the background.

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  10. This is gorgeous! I vote for the brown or red for binding. I know nothing about voile for backing so I'm interested in seeing what people suggest. :)

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  11. Oh wow! Your leaf quilt is coming out great! The leaves really stand out with your taupe or light green fabric or is it khaki!

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  12. I love the blocks you've mixed with the traditional leaf blocks. What a great design!

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  13. A nice, bright, fun quilt. For binding, I'd go with brown or one of the tans in the background. For quilting I'd go with wavy lines that suggest wind.

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  14. Love your scrappy Background on this top. This will be so beuatiful!!!

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  15. The top is fabulous so whatever you decide for the back will be great.

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  16. I love your improve low volume background. I feel this has made those modern maples truly modern! I can see why you are sew excited about this top. It is great! For the backing, I like the idea of your using the leftovers in a random placement and adding those four other maples. How about using the red for the binding? As a Canadian, I have to say, your version of the maples - makes me proud!

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  17. a really fun version of this pattern. I've only used voile once as a backing to a baby quilt and was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to FMQ on and how good it held up in the wash. Good luck with the rest

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  18. Love this! It is so pretty. I have never been drawn to the maple leaf quilts, but your colors choices make me wanna go make one right now!!! Beautiful job!

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  19. Hsd to stop by from My Quilt Infacuation to let you know how much I love this quilt top!!!

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