Tessellated Leaves - Piecing and Quilting Detail

Tessellated Leaves Pattern Release & Blog Hop

Blog Hop, Quilt Pattern

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!

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