Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Stars & Leaves Done!

Stars & Leaves was #19 on my 2018 list and it is now done :)

I like to have a quilting project to work on after dinner and this was my most recent one. It's 24" x 24".

I found a lot of inspiration in Ann Hermes' book Pennsylvania Patchwork Pillowcases and Other Small Treasures (Schiffer Publishing, 2014). 

I liked the shape of this leaf (from an unfinished project) and used it again in the blocks that I started appliqueing last year.

It's a simple design. The blocks are 6" and the hsts are 2".

I like quilting stars diagonally in each direction followed by two sets of chevrons 3/4" apart in each segment.

I quilted around each leaf and again 1/4" inside followed by diagonal straight lines in the background. I like the texture. The 1/2" binding is a solid red.  

The back and a detail :)

Hope you're having a wonderful week!

Copyright 2018, Barbara Schaffer 



  1. Thanks for sharing the details on this piece--and the source of inspiration. I was not aware of this book of Ann's.
    The quilting really compliments the piecing well!

  2. The chrome yellow and the cheddar are wonderful with the fall leaves. The simplicity of the quilting adds lovely texture and compliments the style of your quilt. Yay, for getting #19 off your list. It's really sweet.

  3. This is such a striking and pretty little quilt! Your colors are gorgeous.

  4. I LOVE your little starts and leaves project. The quilting really makes it textured and special.
    Love that applique block too - those dots are fun

  5. Love your stars and leaves quilt! Just wonderful.:)