Tessellated Leaves - Block 1 of 72

Tessellated Leaves {WiP Wednesday}

I finished pre-cutting all my fabric yesterday, and I am giving away the selvage edges from the 36 fabrics in the quilt. So, be sure to go check out my giveaway post and enter to win if you have a use for a bunch of selvages!

I am so excited about this project! This morning, I made the first of the 72 blocks that are going to make up the quilt top.

Tessellated Leaves - Block 1 of 72

Tessellated Leaves – Block 1 of 72

And here is the block “expanded” out on my design wall with most of the rest of the layout. My design wall is going to be much too small for this massive quilt – the last two rows of squares are missing from the bottom of the quilt, and once I get more of each row pieced, I won’t have room to put a row across my design wall either!. Each block finishes out at 12.5″ square, so the quilt top will be 96.5″ wide by 108.5″ long without the final border. Eep!

Tessellated Leaves - Layout with Block 1 of 72 Completed

Tessellated Leaves – Layout with Block 1 of 72 Completed

It took me 35 minutes to make the first block. I hope to find a rhythm in the piecing and reduce that time a bit. I have a few more blocks to go, so I bet I’ll figure something out! 🙂 Time for another cup of tea and then back to the sewing fun! I can’t wait to see this one come together, although I’m not sure how I’m going to visualize it as it continues to grow – probably back to using my floor for the layout and photography in the short term!

Linking up to WiP Wednesday @ Freshly Pieced and Let’s Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts.

0 thoughts on “Tessellated Leaves {WiP Wednesday}

  1. Wow – I love the fabrics you are using – this is going to be such a striking quilt!

  2. molly b says:

    This is really cool!!! That block is very interesting. You’ve got a lot of work ahead of you, but it’s going to be worth it I bet. I can’t wait to see it finished. Happy piecing!

  3. This is such a neat idea! Can’t wait to see it all together!!

  4. Audrey says:

    Wow! This is really incredible! I love the block and the color progression. When I saw your post on IG, my first thought was, “how big is that bad boy going to be?” Answer: HUGE! Good luck finding your rhythm!

  5. Teje says:

    Hi! This looks gorgeus! What a colour burst! Great block and I guess those squares are leading you and you use always four of them for one block. Beautiful layout with the colours! x Teje

  6. Cheryl says:

    This is going to be amazing (and huge), thank you so showing so many in progress pics!

  7. thedebra1 says:

    Oh wow.  I love the closeup of the block.   They are HST’s.  Very cool

  8. Jasmine says:

    I am still totally loving this, but I had no idea it would be so big!

  9. Vera says:

    I’m loving all those colors!

  10. I love your use of colour for this one! I can’t wait to see it all come together.

  11. Wow! Looking great…I would so get lost I’m afraid~

  12. Sally says:

    It’s so exciting Yvonne to watch you, I just get all over excited about one day (maybe a next life time!) trying to quilt as you do. Fabulous lady.

  13. I am so excited to see this plan coming to fruition! Love your first block, Yvonne! This is going to be wonderful!

  14. Beth S. says:

    It’s going to be stunning! Looks like so much fun!

  15. Zenia Rene says:

    35 mins to make 1 block! OH and it’s going to be a big one! I pray you get a rhythm soon! Good providence!

  16. Renee says:

    This is going to be so gorgeous! It already is,actually,and then you’re adding more detail and interest!

  17. Ruth says:

    I was wondering how you were going to make it and I see now a really clever design and fab, fab fabrics!

  18. I can see how a design wall will be really handy with this project as each block has fabrics/colours that connect it to the next one. It is going to be beautiful. I can see why you are excited.

  19. This is quite the endeavor but it’s going to pay off in the end. Love how you organized all fabric beforehand – didn’t want to comment there and mess things up since I wouldn’t know what to do with selvedges if I actually won.

  20. sally says:

    It’s going to be stunning. Good luck with finding that rhythm!

  21. Love the change of colors in this one and it is going to be exciting watching it grow into something UH-MAZING!

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