Color Options from American Patchwork & Quilting August 2012
Autumn Breeze Color Option
A New Leaf Table Runner
An added inner border repeats the color of the light blue backgrounds in the leaf blocks. To make blocks that appear to be straight set, quilt tester Laura Boehnke alternated two background fabrics in the leaf blocks, then pieced the same fabrics into hourglass units and side setting triangles. For stems, Laura backed a green print with no-sew fusible web, then rotary-cut it into strips with a pinking blade. Fabrics are from the Joy of Life collection by Mary Capan for Hoffman California Fabrics.