Maple Leaf Quilt


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(c) 2017 by hs

Quite a while ago, I bought a fat quarter bundle of modern woodland prints. I liked the colour combination of orange, grey, and white very much. But I always find it rather difficult to choose a quilt pattern for such a limited amount of fabric. I am careful not to add too many other prints from my stash, so the original fabric range is not subdued.


(c) 2017 by hs

Woodland?—Maple Leaf, was my first thought. And so I began sewing Maple Leaf blocks. I did the math all by myself, and ended up with 9 inch blocks. Just sewing along, and waiting how far the fat quarter bundle would last me.


(c) 2017 by hs

For the sashing, I wanted a light fabric with a subtle print, and found me this silver/grey dots on white. I held back some of the orange floral print to use as corner stones. And for the back, I bought a very nice grey cotton with light stars.


(c) 2017 by hs

I hand quilted the piece with white thread. The quilt measures 55.5 x 68 inches, and is now available on etsy.


(c) 2017 by hs

December, 25



Hark how the bells,
sweet silver bells,
all seem to say,
throw cares away
Christmas is here,
bringing good cheer,
to young and old,
meek and the bold.
Ding dong ding dong
that is their song
with joyful ring
all caroling.
One seems to hear
words of good cheer
from everywhere
filling the air.
Oh how they pound,
raising the sound,
o’er hill and dale,
telling their tale.
Gaily they ring
while people sing
songs of good cheer,
Christmas is here.
Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas,
Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas.
On on they send,
on without end,
their joyful tone
to every home.
Ding dong ding dong!

(Peter Wilhousky · 1902–1978)

December, 23



What comfort do we by Him win,
Who made Himself the price of sin,
To make us heirs of glory!
To make us heirs of glory, heirs of glory!
To see this Babe, all innocence,
A Martyrs born in our defense –
Can man forget the story,
Can man forget,
Can man forget the story,
Forget the story?
Can man forget the story?

(Ben Jonson · 1573–1637)