The maple leaf quilt block is a stunning block and there are many versions of it, but I have chosen a simple block here. I was actually using some extra blocks left over from another project, so I feel as if I have a lovely table runner that hasn’t really cost me anything. The runner is 12″ wide by 44″ long. the maple leaf block is great for autumn of fall colours.
forty eight dark 2.1/2″ squares, twenty four light 2.1/2″ squares, twenty four 2.7/8″ squares in both light and dark fabrics
twenty four 2.1/2″ squares, wadding and backing fabric slightly larger than the table runner size and about 120″ of binding fabric 2.1/2″ wide.
Making the table runner
All the 2.7/8″ squares are used to make half square triangles. Place two squares with right sides together and mark a line along the diagonal. Sew a 1/4″ seam either side of the marked line and cut along the line to produce two half square triangle units. For each maple leaf quilt block you will need four half square triangles, two light squares and three dark squares.
Sew the squares together across each row and then sew the rows together to complete the quilt block.
Sew the maple leaf blocks together in fours – one set with the leaves facing outwards as on the right and two sets with the leaves facing inwards as on the left.
Sew together four strips of six 2.1/2″ squares. Lay the blocks out with the star shaped maple leaf block in the middle with a strip of squares either side of it, then the other two maple leaf blocks on either side. finish with a strip of squares at each end. Sew these all together in one long row.
Lay down the backing fabric with right side down, then the wadding and then the maple leaf patchwork with right side up. Baste the three layers together and quilt to secure them. I used a general meander quilting all over the table runner. Trim the edges and bind as for any quilt.