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« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2009 03:13:27 AM »

Since we relocated to St.Thomas, USVI I haven't given much thought to fall leaves. However, you made me remember all the years of jumping in piles of raked leaves with my friends as a child. It's is really beautiful. Everything came together great. (One never really knows how a quilt will really look until it's all together). I was particularly impressed with the way you did the large leaves. Love it. I can't think of anything you could have done better. I really love it.
« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2009 04:57:55 AM »

great job! love the colors too!

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« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2009 05:08:54 AM »

Yes, the colours are gorgeous. I especially love the golden leaf.

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« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2009 12:32:01 PM »

absolutely beautiful

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« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2009 03:50:47 PM »

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wow I'm really glad you all liked it so much. I made the pattern up myself, as it had to be a fast one to get together. So plenty of space between the leaves!
The big leaves are foundation pieced from random strips and the edge was pieced in the same way, as one large strip that I then cut into four, so really fast. The only fabrics I had to buy were the brown sheeting I used for the background and the plain mustard colour in the pale leaf. The rest came from leftovers from my job, result! 
I have been a seamstress for years, making soft furnishings for pretty wealthy people, so some of the stuff in this quilt was over 100 a metre! I can't bear to throw ANY of it away and quilts with strip pieced elements are a great place to put all those little snippets.

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