Fallen Leaves Quilt


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First, I would like to say that my absence from the blogging world during the last two weeks was unintentional. A family matter required my full attention and time.

Today, I would like to present you my Fallen Leaves quilt. I am very proud of this piece. The inspiration to use wool for the top came to me suddenly one day and I like the texture this material gives to the quilt. You can read more about the making of it here, in a post I wrote before I started embellishing it.

The appliqués were made from scraps of polyester fabric. I did not apply fusible interfacing underneath my appliqués, as I sometime do when working with fraying fabric. I regretted it. I cut many loose threads while stitching and embroidering the appliqués, and it seems that they just kept coming back. I really should have taken the time to iron some interfacing. It would have saved me many scissors manipulation.

The embroidery was done with embroidery floss. I chose colors that match the wool as I wanted a “soft uniformity”. And as you can see, I sew many beads. They add so much texture and visual interest, I find. I think that the centre is my favorite part of this quilt.


See, the centre does not look crooked anymore!


Each quadrant has its golden-beige diamond.


Colorful maple leaves are a must in fall.


Three wooden beads and a little leave in the corner.




I hope you enjoyed looking at my Fallen Leaves quilt… Maybe as much as I enjoyed making it… Which part do you prefer?


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Cardinal and Red Berries


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36 thoughts on “Fallen Leaves Quilt

  1. I enjoyed reading about and seeing your Fallen Leaves quilt. I have an machine embroidery pattern for leaves and this is a wonderful idea as to how to use those embroideries. So, you have inspired another quilter.

    • Translation: “This is incredibly beautiful! Good for you! Thank you for participating in the project handmade cafe!”

      My reply: Thank you so much! This is such a nice compliment. 🙂

    • Merci beaucoup! Je suis allé faire un tour sur votre blogue, pour la première fois, et je dois dire que j’ai été très impressionné par la qualité de vos broderies!

  2. France, I remember when you made the background piece. Now your creation takes my breath away, it is so gorgeous! You make such beautiful appliques and then your embroidery and beadwork turn them into art pieces! I love the beaded and embroidered center, but also everything else!

    • I have the same view… No wonder, as you’re from Dunham, not so far from me. 🙂 Thank you for your visit and taking the time to leave a few words.

    • I love those beads too. They are made of wood and I find that they add lots of interest, but in a subtle manner.
      I’m happy that like my quilt that much, Muv! In terms of colors and stitching, our tastes are often similar. 🙂

  3. I love your quilt. The colors and applique is soooooooo beautiful!! Congrats with your finish.
    Love from Amsterdam

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