Ok, I got carried away. When I decided to do a round-up of Modern Maples quilts, I had no idea Instagram would be inundated with them! So while I had gathered up some of my very favorites to share with you, I saw more that I just couldn't resist including! So you'll find plenty in this issue, links to even more, and I'm sure you'll enjoy them as much as I have.
It's been a couple of years since I created the Falling for Modern Maples flickr group, hoping to find some folks willing to sew along with me as I made my own Modern Maples quilt, Anticipating Autumn. I found plenty, am still smitten with this traditional-made-modern block, and happily, modern maple projects continue to be added to the group, as others are taken with it too.
Note that for each of the following quilts, if known, I'll include the block tutorial used and block size, like this: tutorial by Amanda/Hey Porkchop! on Lark Crafts,
12 1/2" block
The Maple Leaf Mini Quilt by Nicole/Modern Handcraft is one of the first new ones to catch my eye this season. With mini quilts being all the rage these days, this would be a perfect place to start, with just 4 blocks and a sweetly pieced border. Love the light blue Nicole added in to her fall mix of colors. [modernhandcraft]
In a bit of an unconventional palette, but closely controlled and with meaning to the recipients is Maple Leaf Quilt by Jess/Elven Garden Quilts. Be sure to click through to Jess' post to see her lovely free-motion quilting, a mix of straight-line and designs unique to each leaf. [elvengardenquilts]
traditional Maple Leaf block (no tutorial given); 15" block
Darcy/Modern Cozy'sMassive Maples has been a favorite of mine ever since she made it, and why, oh why, haven't I already made one for myself? Just 4 supersized blocks to make a 60" square quilt - modern maple perfection! [darcychildress]
Pam/[sewmama123] made a grouping of small, scrappy leaves, and surrounded it with lots of negative space - in Camel Essex Linen no less! The lighter solid in the center is Neutral Essex, and Pam quilted it all to simulate wind "as the leaves swirl and fall". Oh yeah.
traditional Maple Leaf block (no tutorial given); 6 1/2" block
Melissa/My Fabric Relish's all-solidModern Maplesquilt makes me swoon, with her beautiful hand-dyed fabrics and their vivid colors. I also really love the extra interest the reverse maple blocks give. Just so striking. [myfabricrelish]
traditional Maple Leaf block (no tutorial given); 18 1/2" block
This time 'a glance back' is taken more literally as 'a glance at the back.' I couldn't resist sharing the one Dani/Block M Quilts made for her modern maples quilt, shared above. Love her incorporation of the 2 maple blocks. See more ideas for pieced backs on my Quilt Backs Pinterest board.