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.
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:
- Sunday, January 25th – Introduction by Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl
- Monday, January 26th – Debra Harrison @Quilting Makes My Heart Sing
- Tuesday, January 27th – Audrey Dautenhahn @Hot Pink Quilts
- Wednesday, January 28th – Laurel Rosenberg @Drowning in Fabric
- Thursday, January 29th – Shauna Trueblood @Shauna’s World
- Friday, January 30th – Pamela Davis @PBarrettHill Fashion
- Saturday, January 31st – Wrap-up by Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl
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.
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.
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!