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In October I received a stack of blocks made by my late mother-in-law Thelma. There were 44 Maple Leaf blocks in a variety of interesting prints.

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I used all but 5 blocks, leaving out the “loudest” of the bunch. All the others were made with floral prints in much more muted tones.

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I experimented with quilting each block on its own, adding in sashing to connect the blocks and then quilting in the ditch to connect the backing.

Maple Leaf Quilt

I pieced a back with two additional blocks and a light floral print.

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I think my M-I-L would like it and be proud that it was finished. All it needs is it’s binding which I have, a nice deep dark green. It will feel good to snuggle under it with my hubby.