Are you ready for a fun project? The lovely and talented Leah Day and I have teamed up on a new pattern with an autumn Quilt Along.
Make this pattern with us and you’ll have a beautiful table runner or wall hanging that you can enjoy or gift this fall. Looking for something to spruce up your Thanksgiving table or want to bring a hostess gift for the holiday. Leaf Peepers is the perfect project!
Leah and I started the conversation in October 2017 (almost a year ago!) and have been working collaboratively to create a great pattern and weekly Quilt Along. We’re super excited to be able to offer our tips and tutorials along the way. We’ll be making the quilt in our own distinct styles and using different fabrics and quilting motifs. Since we approach piecing and quilting in different ways, you’ll be sure to pick up new tips and tricks. We hope you’ll join in on the fun!
The Leaf Peepers pattern is great for beginners or those who just love Half Square Triangles. The pattern includes lots of diagrams, tips and detailed instructions. Starting August 13, Leah and I will be walking you through all of the steps for getting organized, making each block and quilting. You can expect lots of tips and tutorials from both of us each week. The Quilt Along will wrap up on October 8, just in time for you to finish up your binding and have your mini quilt ready for the fall! This is the perfect project to show off or give away at Thanksgiving.
Each block measures 16″ x 16″ when finished and you can piece additional blocks to make a larger quilt. They also would make super cute placemats.
Get the pattern and Quilt Along with Leah and me! Here’s the schedule for our Quilt Along:
Week 1 (August 13): How to prepare your fabric and cut and organize pieces.
Week 2 (August 20): How to piece Block 1
Week 3 (August 27): How to piece Block 2
Week 4 (September 3): How to piece Block 3
Week 5 (September 10): How to piece Block 4 and a Basting Tutorial
Week 6 (September 17): How to quilt Block 1
Week 7 (September 24): How to quilt Block 2
Week 8 (October 1): How to quilt Block 3
Week 9 (October 8): How to quilt Block 4
Week 10 (October 15): How to quilt the Background
Busy a specific week? No worries, we get it— life gets busy and unexpected things come up! All our blog posts and video tutorials will remain up so you can work at your own pace.
Check out the Leaf Peepers Quilt Along introduction video:
Any selection of fabric—solids, prints, batiks or a combination—will work well with this pattern. Below are two fabric palettes I’ve used to make my Leaf Peepers blocks.
Painter’s Palette Solids by Paintbrush Studio: Rice Paper (not shown in photo below), Android, Green Sheen, Frolic, Yarrow, Pencil Yellow, Tangerine, Carrot, Tomato and Wine
Uncorked by Windham Fabrics: White/Gray, Light Green, Dark Green, Brown, Gold, Orange, Red, Maroon, Light Purple and Purple
Get started preparing your fabric and cutting the pieces for your Leaf Peepers Quilt! Learn how to get started with this tutorial by Leah:
Let’s inspire and encourage each other!