Tessellated Leaves - Flimsy Finish

Tessellated Leaves {Flimsy Finish}

I finished piecing together Tessellated Leaves this morning. I really love how it came together! Photographing this large quilt is a bit of a challenge. At 104ʺ wide by 116ʺ long, I wasn’t sure that I even had a space in my home where I could lay it out flat, but as you can see below, I found a space to squeeze it in.

Tessellated Leaves - Flimsy Finish

Tessellated Leaves – Flimsy Finish

Before I took it down off my design wall for the final piecing of the rows and border, it was dragging on the floor. And now that my design wall is bare again, my sewing room feels so empty!

Tessellated Leaves - Block and Rows Complete

Tessellated Leaves – Block and Rows Complete

It took 53.5 hours, including design and fabric prep time, to complete the quilt top. I need to get the batting and come up with a quilting plan. I expect it will be a few weeks before I quilt it, but I hope to have it finished up prior to Christmas break. For those of you who follow me on Instagram, thanks for bearing along with all my update posts and photos. Every half row was a big milestone for me. Below are a few more fun photos of the pieced top, because I just can’t resist the color gradient.

Tessellated Leaves

Tessellated Leaves – Inverted View

Tessellated Leaves

Tessellated Leaves

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0 thoughts on “Tessellated Leaves {Flimsy Finish}

  1. Jasmine says:

    Wow! This is so impressive. I absolutely love how it has turned out. Do you plan in quilting it on your current machine?

  2. Ah! Thank you for the closeups! I love seeing the different fabrics play together!!! Beautiful!!
    Any news on a new machine???

  3. It is stunning and epic!! The colours are just so perfect! I love that you have changing seasons, it’s really beautiful :)

  4. Renee says:

    Yaaaay!! It looks so pretty, love the added border. I would have celebrated at every row too!

  5. Beth S. says:

    Yay! 104″ wide – wow! Congrats on the finish, it will be fun to see what you do with the quilting. Great job!

  6. Audrey says:

    This is ALL sorts of awesome. But you already know that. :)

  7. Lara B. says:

    Absolutely LOVING your quilt Yvonne! It is even more fun to see closeups of the fabulous fabrics. It’s an incredible quilt!

  8. Aileen says:

    Wow it turned out absolutely beautiful! Love the colour gradation!

  9. Cheryl says:

    Beautiful! I love the different variations in hues within the quilt. Congrats on such a huge finish.

  10. Judy says:

    Amazing!! So beautiful! Wow, that is a lot of hours, but SO worth the end result :) I can’t wait to see what you do with the quilting.

    I know that empty feeling when the design wall is empty. . . mine has been without a new project for so long it is getting lonely. I have however just hung Off Course on it so I have something to look at LOL

  11. Katie says:

    This is incredibly gorgeous! Nice work!

  12. andpins says:

    This is awesome! I especially love the dark red leaves that pop off the bottom of the quilt. It really shows off the shape of the leaves.

  13. This looks awesome :)

  14. Your completed top is gorgeous! Awesome use of color. I can not wait to see how you quilt it.

  15. Looks gorgeous! Looking forward to seeing it quilted up!

  16. sally says:

    It looks stunning already, and your colour graduation works so well, in those close ups there are so many really bright patches that seem to pop out and yet overall you have it graduating amazingly.

  17. RuthB says:

    Beautiful! Worth every second spent on it!

  18. Jan O says:

    Magnificent! What an epic project. The color gradient is well designed – you did an awesome job. Can’t wait to see it quilted!

  19. Liz says:

    Looks amazing! So much work into it! I can only imagine how satisfying it must feel to be complete. Can’t wait to see how you quilt it up.

  20. So amazing, Yvonne! I can see why your sewing room would feel empty without it…kind of like how the living room always feels after we take down the Christmas tree. I can’t wait to see how you decide to quilt it.

  21. Great job! I really look forward to seeing it quilted!

  22. Kate says:

    This is beautiful! Great work.

  23. JanineMarie says:

    I can’t begin to tell you how much I love this quilt, and now that I’ve seen the close-ups I love it even more! It’s just a perfect representation of fall.

  24. Heulwen says:

    Wow, that is stunning! I love the movement of the colours and the leaf design is really nifty! *makes note*

  25. So much awesomeness and amazing in that flimsy, it’s staggering. Great job!

  26. Vera says:

    Looks great! Well done!

  27. You can post as many pics as you like, it’s beautiful!

  28. Shauna says:

    Oh my that is awesome!!!

  29. Words fail me. Too beautiful.

  30. Incredible! This piece is so worthy of many more photos! Love the close ups. You chose just the right prints for this gorgeous big beauty. What a work of art! Congratulations on finishing the top, Yvonne!

  31. knettycraft says:

    Oh it is so beautiful… love tessalations (e.g. M.C. Escher pictures) – what a great work!

  32. kittywilkin says:

    It is seriously a fabulously gorgeous finish!!! I can’t get enough of the color gradient, either! It has been a pleasure following along with your progress, and I can’t wait to see how it turns out, quilted and all. Whomever commissioned this quilt is SURE to be thrilled beyond belief!

  33. Lynette says:

    This is absolutely beautiful!! I really love the color effect you achieved. Well worth every one of those 53+ hours!

  34. springleafstudios says:

    Beautiful, amazing colors. Can’t believe the size . . . I’ve never made a quilt that big myself.

  35. sfredett says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!!! I don’t think I’d ever let it go…. :D

  36. Rachel says:

    Lovely! And huge! Will this be your first piece quilted on your new Millennium? :)

  37. Christine Sherman says:

    This so wonderful! Love, love, love it!!

  38. This quilt is absolutely STUNNING!! So beautiful and so inspiring – I could look at it for hours – gorgeous colours and so cleverly done – brilliant. I know I am gushing but I really do love it.
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  39. I left a comment a couple of weeks ago but now I am asking if you think you might make a pattern for this amazing quilt design. I love it so much and would love to try and make one.
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