Las Vegas Leaves Finished October OMG
This UFO has been in the works for at least a decade. More like a minimum of two decades I believe! I am happy to say that we have finished our October OMG that Patty at Elm Street Quilts hosts each month. The Las Vegas Leaves quilt was one that we saw originally in a quilt shop. Guess where?! Yes it was in Las Vegas near the UNLV campus.
Leaves Leave an Imprint
The fabrics in this quilt still make my heart sing. The quilt shop owner drew a sketch for us on how to make the one leaf block. Four of the single maple leaves with their stems pointing to the center make up one quarter of the quilt. We paired the four large blocks with some green sashing, and bob’s your uncle. It was complete, a good twenty years in the making – give or take a few years.
Leaves and Glamor Shots
Sue and I took ourselves down to Lake Michigan for some photos. We checked the weather – cloudy, 51 and only 5 mph wind. That sounds doable, heh?! So we loaded up all the quilts I’ve been meaning to list on Etsy along with this gem. Here are a few of the glamor shots we took. It was a little windy in spite of what my phone said.
I wanted to climb out on the rocks for some really glamorous shots but falling in the lake wasn’t on my agenda that day. A stipple quilting pattern was used on the leaves, and the “S” shaped ladder pattern in the green borders.
The backing fabric is a tan shirting fabric that I ordered from Missouri Star Quilt Company. Collection for a Cause is the name of the fabric line, and it was just a dream to stitch on. A great finish for this quilt, and one last peek.
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