Las Vegas Leaves Finished October OMG

This UFO has been in the works for at least a decade.  More like a minimum of two decades I believe!  I am happy to say that we have finished our October OMG that Patty at Elm Street Quilts hosts each month.  The Las Vegas Leaves quilt was one that we saw originally in a quilt shop.  Guess where?!  Yes it was in Las Vegas near the UNLV campus.

Leaves Leave an Imprint

The fabrics in this quilt still make my heart sing.  The quilt shop owner drew a sketch for us on how to make the one leaf block.  Four of the single maple leaves with their stems pointing to the center make up one quarter of the quilt.  We paired the four large blocks with some green sashing, and bob’s your uncle.  It was complete, a good twenty years in the making – give or take a few years.

Leaves and Glamor Shots

Sue and I took ourselves down to Lake Michigan for some photos.  We checked the weather – cloudy, 51 and only 5 mph wind.  That sounds doable, heh?!  So we loaded up all the quilts I’ve been meaning to list on Etsy along with this gem.  Here are a few of the glamor shots we took.  It was a little windy in spite of what my phone said.

Leaves Details

I wanted to climb out on the rocks for some really glamorous shots but falling in the lake wasn’t on my agenda that day.  A stipple quilting pattern was used on the leaves, and the “S” shaped ladder pattern in the green borders.

The backing fabric is a tan shirting fabric that I ordered from Missouri Star Quilt Company.  Collection for a Cause is the name of the fabric line, and it was just a dream to stitch on.  A great finish for this quilt, and one last peek.



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30 Responses

  1. Denise says:

    Your photos are great but i would have been concerned the quilt would slide off into the lake.I live in a rural area not far from the Mississippi River. There may be a gently breeze where the weather man is but that is not the case where I am. My photos may not show a square quilt but I know they are. Your quilt is lovely.

  2. Kate says:

    What a fun and timely finish! It turned out beautifully. And even better another one off the UFO list!

  3. Susan says:

    Very pretty! Love your choice of colors for the leaves!

  4. dezertsuz says:

    Your finish is wonderful! Congratulations on meeting your goal, but doing it with such beauty. Let me know when you are ready to quilt for others. =) I smiled at your glamour shots, but your placement and the wind did give us a good view of all parts.

  5. Oh come on, Roseanne. Falling in the lake, arms flailing, quilt flapping in the breeze would have made an excellent picture. Love the leaves. even the colors are so warm and earthy – perfect for fall. Hope you are staying warm and cozy.

  6. Tornes Dawn says:

    Congratulations on another finish! I really like the layout of the leaves! Beautiful finish for fall!

  7. thedarlingdogwood says:

    Doesn’t it feel great to finish projects that have been around for so long?!! I think I’m down to my oldest WIP being a mere 10 years old. This one looks great, and I love your outdoor shots!

  8. Brenda @ Songbird Designs says:

    It’s really pretty, Roseanne! And I love your photo shoot – windy or no!

  9. Christine says:

    What a beautiful quilt! I really love the way the stems make an X block in the middle of the Maple leaves. This is just amazing!!

  10. Roseanne, that is so pretty! I love that mellow green you used for the borders. A perfect finish for October!

  11. Tish says:

    Look at those sexy quilt pictures!!! Love the glamor shots you gals captured of this quilt. The quilting is spot on! Congrats on your finish!

  12. One of my favorite traditional blocks – can do so much with it and I always associate it with my favorite season: Fall. Congrats on the completion of a UFO that just wouldn’t be ignored!!!!

    Hubby and I will be in Chi-town next week and I’m looking forward to walking along Lake Michigan even if my blood has thinned out and lost its thick-resistance to the cold! HA!

  13. sandradny says:

    I love that pattern! Nice finish!

  14. Barbara Esposito, The Quilted B says:

    I would say a bit more than “just a bit” windy! Bet it feels so good to check that one off the list. It is a beautiful finish indeed!

  15. Kathryn says:

    This certainly turned out beautifully even though so long in the making. Love your fmq on it, and the photo at Lake Michigan. Do another finished quilt down there when you can. Gorgeous. Well done.

  16. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Roseanne, This is a lovely quilt. I bet that both of you are so thrilled to have accomplished this goal. Your pictures are fabulous with the wind blowing, I am glad that you chose not to be on the rocks. Wind can be very dangerous and definitely has a mind of its own. Thank you for sharing another beautiful quilt with us and have a spectacular day!

  17. cheriec12 says:

    Wow, twenty years in the making. I bet checking this off is a big accomplishment for you. I love the fall colors in the leaves and the green sashing just happy’s it up.

  18. I love love this quilt! I’m a sucker for the maple leaf quilt block — I need a new autumn mini for my sewing room — guess what I’m making today 🙂 Great glamour shots!!

  19. Patty says:

    Looks lovely. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!

  20. Shannon Fleming says:

    Look at you quilting some S curves! It’s a beautiful quilt and I love that you took it to the lake for pictures.

  21. Woo hoo! A twenty year UFO is out of the box and into the completed zone. It doesn’t get much better than that❤️❤️

  22. Rochelle Summers says:

    Great job. The wind really goes with the fall leaf theme!!

  23. Congratulations on your finish! 🎉 Las Vegas leaves is beautiful, your glamour shots do it justice 😊

  24. Gretchen says:

    Very pretty leaves! And how appropriate for this time of year.

  25. chrisknits says:

    Yay!! You did it! Now go celebrate and make some more stuff.

  26. What a pretty quilt, and I love the photo shoot pictures! Haha! Fun to see that snazzy quilting too!

  27. Gail says:

    Love it! It’s the perfect time of year to finish it! And the quilting! Super!
    (I tried to “Like” the post – by my laptop wouldn’t let me! 🙁
    Happy Quilting! 🙂

  28. Vicki in MN says:

    That turned out so awesome! Love the lake pix too;) We are all glad you didn’t climb out on that rock-the water would be realllly chilly!

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