Blogger’s Quilt Festival Mini Quilt

Maple Leaf Modern Mini

It’s Blogger’s Quilt Festival! Thank you Amy for hosting this fantastic online event for all of us.

This quilt is my entry in the mini category. I designed and sewed this quilt for publication in Quilter’s Connection magazine and it was published in the Spring 2014 issue along with an opinion piece that I wrote about modern quilting. This quilt measures 19.5 x 17.5 inches.

Maple Leaf Modern Mini designed and quilted by Anita LaHay.

I photocopied a maple leaf line drawing that I found on a free clipart site in different sizes and then traced them onto ‘Heat n Bond Light’ fusible web. I fused them to the grey (Kona solid) background and then stitched around the edges in matching threads. The red maple leaves are hand stitched around the edges with a blanket stitch (because they are special Canadian maple leaves) and the rest are straight stitched on the machine. I machine quilted around the outside with pebble quilting.

Backed with grey polka dots.

Crinkly after being washed and dried.

A close-up of quilting and blanket stitching on one of the red maple leaves.

I hope you like my quilt and please consider voting for it when the voting opens in the festival. Thank you for stopping by to see it.


  1. Nicely done! And even more cool that you submitted it for publication. I would love to do more of a modern quilt and just haven't had the guts to try one yet. I even got a design book of exercises to take steps to trying. A small quilt might be a great way for me to try. 🙂 Sam

  2. I love raw edge applique – and you did an amazing job on this quilt. Those leaves look like they are floating on a breeze !

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