Tessellated Leaves - Piecing and Quilting Detail
2015 Finished Quilts, Blog Hop, Quilt Pattern

Tessellated Leaves Pattern Release & Blog Hop

I am happy to introduce the Tessellated Leaves Pattern and Blog Hop today!  The pattern contains detailed instructions for creating your choice of a two-color or four-color pieced quilt top in 5 different sizes: baby, lap, twin, full, or queen. It also has an explanation for how to adapt the pattern to create a color-wash effect, like in the queen sized Tessellated Leaves quilt that I finished earlier this month. The pattern has side-by-side steps and illustrations, and includes an easy half-square triangle (HST) method.

To introduce Tessellated Leaves, the pattern will be available in my Payhip Store for $6 during the blog hop (through Saturday, January 31st) before it goes up to its regular price.

Tessellated Leaves Quilt Pattern

Tessellated Leaves Quilt Pattern

Carla @Granny Maud’s Girl was kind enough to encourage me to create this pattern by offering early editing assistance. Thank you so much, Carla! I also had 5 wonderful women test and review the pattern for me, and I am so grateful for their time and feedback. To celebrate their wonderful versions of Tessellated Leaves, we are going to have a little Blog Hop.  Here is the schedule of the hop:

I am also excited to reveal the completed queen sized Tessellated Leaves color wash quilt! I finished Tessellated Leaves at the beginning of January, and I “fit checked” the quilt on my own queen sized bed before delivering it to my client who had custom ordered it.
Tessellated Leaves - Queen Sized Color Wash

Tessellated Leaves – Queen Sized Color Wash

I quilted Tessellated Leaves with 50wt Aurifil 4650, which is a variegated thread. It matched the colors in the quilt top beautifully and ran through my long arm like a dream. I quilted an all-over overlapping loop pattern to soften the hard lines of the quilt pattern without distracting from the brilliant colors and piecing. I really love how the pattern pops in areas between high contrast fabrics.

Tessellated Leaves - Piecing and Quilting Detail

Tessellated Leaves – Piecing and Quilting Detail

Because the queen sized quilt is so large, I chose to use a broadcloth backing, so I did not need to piece together something so large (again)! The backing is a fun brown spiral print that makes me think of tree rings, which compliments the maple leaf tessellation. I also really love how the Aurifil 4650 colors pop against the dark brown backing fabric.

Tessellated Leaves - Backing Fabric and Quilting Detail

Tessellated Leaves – Backing Fabric and Quilting Detail

The final statistics for the color wash, queen sized Tessellated Leaves quilt are:

  • 63 hours
    • Design: 3 hours
    • Fabric Prep: 6 hours
    • Quilt Top Piecing: 44.5 hours
    • Quilting: 7.5 hours
    • Binding: 2 hours
  • 37 fabrics (36 fabrics for the quilt top plus the brown border/backing/binding fabric)
  • Quilt Size / Shrinkage
    • Flimsy Finish: 104 inches wide by 116 inches long
    • After Quilting / Squaring: 103 inches wide by 114 inches long (~2% shrinkage from flimsy)
    • After First Wash: 96.5 inches wide by 108 inches long (~7% shrinkage from flimsy)

If you make a Tessellated Leaves quilt, I hope you consider letting me know by using the hashtag #TessellatedLeaves or tagging me @QuiltingJetgirl when sharing on Instagram, or by sending me an email [jetgirl8(at)gmail(dot)com] with a photograph or link to a blog post about your quilt!

Linking up to Monday MakersMain Crush Monday, and Let’s Bee Social (buttons to the right).

0 thoughts on “Tessellated Leaves Pattern Release & Blog Hop

  1. Wow! What a great post and a beautiful quilt! Your Tessellated Leaves is looking so fine on that bed. What a gorgeous photo. So glad you wrote the Tessellated Leaves pattern. Although you won’t need it… Good luck in your sales!

  2. Congrats on your pattern release Yvonne! I really like the way you quilted this – it almost looks like spirals but looks much easier to do. I’m looking forward to the hop to see all the different versions!

  3. Cassandra says:

    Congratulations on your pattern release! Your color wash version looks terrific. The photo over your bed is gorgeous. The blue of the wall in the background really brings out the colors of the fabric. The new owners must be so excited to have such a beautiful piece!

  4. Patricia C says:

    Beautiful, love how the colors flow, reminds me of a sun rise

  5. Congrats on your pattern launch!!

  6. That picture on the bed is just stunning! Congrats- it’s beautiful and I appreciate all of the details!

  7. Great job, Yvonne! And congratulations on the pattern release! The quilt looks amazing on the bed. I would imagine your customers are thrilled with it.

  8. Your queen is just beautiful Yvonne! I’m so glad you are making this wonderful pattern. I’m going to get it and put it on my to do list 🙂

  9. I had to come back and add that I did buy it. It is so well written, clear instructions, great job! Love all the extra tips too. Someday I will brave enough to use all those colors like you did 🙂

  10. Shauna says:

    I do not believe in stealing, but if I had the opportunity I believe I would steal that quilt. I love all the colors it is simply awesome!!!!

  11. It looks so great on your bed and I just love that overlapping loops quilt design. So simplistic but has great impact!

  12. Wow!! It looks amazing and so striking against the blue wall! Congratulations! 🙂

  13. Liz says:

    Looks amazing! What a great finish! And congrats on the pattern release! I can’t wait to see how your testers interpreted the pattern.

  14. Renee says:

    It turned out so lovely! The loopy swirl quilting working great with the leaves. The quilt just glows in your bedroom with those blue walls!

  15. Jasmine says:

    Congratulations on both the finished quilt and your pattern. I love how you quilted it and am going right now to try drawing it.

  16. Happy to help! I look forward to seeing lots of versions made by people using your pattern.

  17. lalinsocal says:

    Congrats! I’m excited for the hop!

  18. I’m so glad that you’ve decided to put your pattern up to purchase… as opposed to a free pattern. You’re an artist who deserves to get paid! It’s also great that you included the stats for how long it took you to make the queen sized version. Beautiful quilt and pattern! http://www.quiltartbymegan.com

  19. Nurdan says:

    It looks amazing Yvonne! Good luck with the pattern sales! Thanks for linking up with Monday Makers! too!

  20. DeborahGun says:

    Woo hoo! Congratulations Yvonne – it looks gorgeous, both the pattern and your fully finished quilt 🙂

  21. Vera says:

    Congrats on getting your pattern out!

  22. RuthB says:

    Congratulations – fantastic quilt, looks great on the bed. I’d have found it hard to part with!

  23. Kaja says:

    Wow, congratulations! This is a clever pattern and I really love this version; the colours are gorgeous.

  24. Sandra :) says:

    Yvonne congratulations on the quilt finish and especially on the pattern release! The quilt is gorgeous – the batiks work perfectly together and the quilting contrasts perfectly with all of the angular lines of the blocks. Good luck with the pattern sales and the blog hop!

  25. Susan says:

    I love the colors in yours. I can see why you linked to MCM!

  26. Bought the pattern already when I saw this on Instagram! I am finally catching up on some reading. That quilt is just beyond anything Yvonne and huge congrats on the pattern and definite good luck on the sales! I’m thinking of a gradient black/white (finally dipping my toes in black and white). I am only aiming to be as good at the gradual colors as you… so even just a sliver is good enough for me!

    1. Thank you for purchasing the pattern! Let me know if you get stuck figuring out the gradient; I’d be happy to help with tips or advice if I can. 🙂

  27. I love how this quilt looks on the bed. Well, I loved it all along, but wasn’t thinking of how striking it would be on a bed. Good luck with your pattern sales. You definitely have a winner. And thanks for sharing your stats about shrinkage. That’s so helpful. Maybe you said somewhere along the way what batting you used, but do you mind telling me? I’ve started saving a file of those kinds of stats for a little research just to see what the trends are with shrinkage for different batts. Thanks!

    1. Thank you! I used Quilter’s Dream Dream Green batting. I use it in 90% of the quilts I make.

  28. sally says:

    It looks gorgeous, and this was always such a perfect design for a pattern, I’m sure it will do really well.

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