The Free Motion Quilting Project: Leaf Peepers Quilt Along with Sheri Cilfaldi-Morrill

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Leaf Peepers Quilt Along with Sheri Cilfaldi-Morrill

It's time for a new quilt along! Last year I mentioned in a few podcast episodes I would love to collaborate with another quilting designer and host a quilt along together. My friend Sheri Cilfaldi-Morrill from was up for the challenge and together we've been working on a fun new project for more than 8 months!

Click Here to find the Leaf Peepers Quilt Pattern

Sheri designed this beautiful Leaf Peepers Quilt to highlight the changing colors of leaves during the autumn season. I love decorating for each season and Leaf Peepers is going to be a wonderful quilt to pull out each fall.

With this quilt pattern, you can piece the blocks into a square shape to create a 40-inch wall hanging or you can piece the blocks in a line to create a 24 x 74-inch table runner. Check out the beautiful quilts in this video:

The process of writing a pattern and hosting a quilt along with another teacher has been a wonderful experience. Sheri and I tested the pattern, pieced the blocks, and quilted our quilts, filming videos throughout the process.

Next month this new Leaf Peepers Quilt Along will begin and each Monday from August 13th - October 8th, we will share new videos detailing every step of the process!

These big leaf blocks are so much fun to piece and along the way you'll learn two methods for piecing half square triangles, how to make quarter square triangles (my new favorite unit) and how to quilt your Leaf Peepers Quilt with walking foot quilting, free motion quilting, and ruler foot quilting.

How do you join this quilt along? All you need to do is pick up a copy of the Leaf Peepers Quilt Pattern.

Once you have the pattern, you can get started prepping up your fabric so you're ready to begin on August 13th. Follow the directions in this video to wash, starch, press, and cut your pieces accurately:

Click Here to find the Leaf Peepers Fat Quarter Bundle

I can't wait for this new Leaf Peepers Quilt Along to begin and I'm really looking forward to decorating with my new quilts this autumn.

Click Here to find the Leaf Peepers Quilt Along Schedule.

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

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