Autumn Path with Aspen Trees

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I made this little quilt out of 3/4 inch finished squares! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Start simple and learn the fold and sew technique. You don't have to sew one square to another, you can use a tear-away foundation to piece and that makes it easier to piece tiny squares. :)

What you will need

  • Cotton fabrics

Q&A with Cathy Geier

Tanya W. asked:
Incredible! How long did it take you?
Cathy Geier answered:
Not long at all, maybe a couple of days. I only had to use 4 prints for the background and I use a fold/sew method to piece. That makes it fast to put together. I hit a wall about 7-8 years ago and just could not sew anymore squares into pairs into rows. Just. Could. Not. Do. It. Lol. So I invented a way to use a tear away foundation to piece, drawing sewing lines on the foundation, folding and sewing along the lines and then tearing away the foundation. Kind of hard to explain. :)
patriciasews101 asked:
I love this.I have been wanting to do one with a waterfall and mountain scene. It is still in my brain so far :). Yor work is awesome and very inspiring. Thanks for sharing.
Cathy Geier answered:
Hi - I've done a waterfall. Two of them in fact. I used strips of tulle and white organza.... I'll have to see if I can find a good picture so you can see it.
Justdoitonce asked:
This is Just What I'm Looking For! I don't buy yards of fabric, but I'm sure I could come up with enough scraps to make this happen. This Quilt Is Awesome! Thanks for sharing!
Cathy Geier answered:
If I remember correctly, most of the forest was a Michael Miller fabric that I chopped up. Then I think the path was another fabric and the foreground another still. So if you can find the right fabrics, you don't need to buy scads. :)
s.whitfor136222 asked:
I see you do a fold sew method. I think that would be easier to manage than the confetti version... very similar overall look although I have never seen Noriko's stuff up close. Anyway I still say "Lovely!"
Cathy Geier answered:
Thank you. I like Noriko's work a lot. She has a book out I believe, perhaps you could find it at amazon? I've used tulle and covered up bits of fabric before, but when I've done it, I feel like the tulle muffled the colors underneath. I probably just need to experiment with different colors of tulle or plan to use tiny bits of bolder fabrics underneath. :)