About this Quilt
Gorgeous ombre fabrics create a flow of fall color, dotted with swirling leaf appliques, in this remake from the McCall’s quilting archives. The original quilt was published in October 2008 and was made with batiks in gold, orange, scarlet, blue and purple. We’ve modified the design to work with 3 ombre fabrics and 2 leaf print fabrics. You can always select different tonal fabrics arranged in a gradient flow of color if you don’t have ombre fabrics.
The simple piecing allows the fabrics to take center stage and is enhanced by the fluttering leaf appliques that are done with the raw edge fusible technique. So this striking, dramatic quilt is really deceptively simple to make, and comes together very quickly! If you love color, you can create multiple versions in all different palettes.
This pattern is so nice because it lets the fabrics shine, so all you have to do is choose a gradient of favorite colors, which many quilters love to do anyway! We included leaf prints in green and brown, but you could simply choose additional colors for a more modern, sparse look. The simplicity of the piecing lends itself to many possible interpretations; you’ll enjoy the creative journey of coming up with your own if you choose not to use the ombre fabrics.
Quilt Designed by: Colleen Reale and Chloe Anderson
Made by: Ruthie Wasmuth
Skill Level: Easy
Finished Size: 54˝ x 72˝
Fabrics: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from the Falling Leaves collection by Maywood Fabrics.