New Britain, Connecticut


This uniquely shaped quilt is stitched from a coordinating collection of modern leaf prints, with lights and darks arranged in alternating jewel and triangle shapes to create a linking series of large triangles and hexagonal rings. I quilted it using big loose freehand loops to give the impression of autumn leaves whirling across the sidewalk. Instead of squaring off the sides, I left those lovely hexagonal edges intact. The backing is a smoky brown print with subtle images of fern fronds to continue the woodsy look of the front. The quilt is 60" long and 46" across the outer hex points, 35" across the inner hex edges, plenty of room to cover your lap on a chilly autumn evening but well proportioned for wall display if you prefer to hang it.

Forest Floor quilt

  • Machine wash cool, tumble dry low. After the first washing, the inner layer of cotton batting will contract just a bit, giving your quilt the softly puckered look typical of handmade quilts.