I have a photo from a few years ago when my Little Boy was at childcare. He was standing knee deep in Autumn leaves and was very cute!
Autumn has just started here in Canberra so I’ve created an improvised applique block representing Autumn leaves. If you have a Scan n Cut machine, you can create all the leaves very quickly.
BLOCK NINE DESIGNED BY LINDEN VINE FROM VINE LINES CREATIVE
FABRIC AND CUTTING GUIDE
Download the template page here
Print the template pieces page with the printer settings set to no scaling or 100%. Measure the 1” test square on the template page to ensure the page is printed correctly.
 10½″ square from fabric one (Linden used a low volume print)
 5″ squares from various scraps (Linden used a variety of prints)
 approx 10″ square of fusible web (eg Vliesofix)
1. Trace the selection of leaves onto paper side of the the fusible web.
2. Trim around each leaf, slightly outside the drawn line.
1. Iron the fusible web leaves to the wrong side of the scraps of fabric.
2. Cut the leaves out on the drawn line.
1. Remove the paper backing and arrange the leaves onto the square from fabric one. Remember to leave a space around the leaves so that they won’t be cut off when you trim the block down.
2. When you’re happy with the arrangement, press the leaves in place.
1. Stitch the edges down using your preferred method (buttonhole applique, machine stitched or raw edge).
2. Trim the block down to 9½” square.
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS TO COMPLETE YOUR PROJECT 48 QUILT BLOCKS
- Remember to always read the block tutorial in full before starting
- Seam allowances are ¼” unless stated otherwise
- All blocks are 9” finished. If you need to square your blocks once they are completed, trim back to 9½” using a square ruler
- Always press your fabrics before starting
- Press your seams to the dark side or to reduce bulk (unless otherwise noted) at each stage.