I had asked my eldest brother what size quilt he would have wanted for his home and what types of things he’d like as a quilt. I asked him and his wife what colors they liked. Basically they liked the color of leaves and purple. I didn’t really know exactly how to combine those colors. A few years ago when I wanted so badly to learn how to quilt, I bought a book of patterns. There was a leaf applique pattern that I really wanted to do. I figured this was a great chance to do it. This is one of the most fun I had in making a quilt. It was the fifth quilt I have finished, and I apologize for taking so long in posting it. I basically used fat quarters of each color in various fabric choices that I bought from JAQS Fabric (minus an unused fat quarter left over from my 4th quilt). I then cut out the applique leaves (two different sizes) and ironed them on in the way the pattern stated. Then I sewed each leaf on. There were 24 leaves per block (16 blocks total). I was trying to figure out what to do with the backing. The pattern showed purple and orange – two fabrics put together as I did. I really loved the unicorn fabric because my brother and sister-in-law love fantasy stuff. I was thankful to find an orange fabric with purple in it that looked great next to the unicorn fabric. Both were from JAQS Fabric again. I don’t know if I’d choose the green for the binding again, probably an orange if I were to make a quilt like this again, simply because to me it clashed with the backing a little, but looked great with the front. I used a meandering quilting design on the whole quilt which was my first time doing so, and can understand why it is such a popular design. It is fun and easy and looks great. I was nervous about doing the meandering on the leaves, but it came out great! I was nervous as to how it would be liked and was overjoyed that my brother and sister-in-law were impressed and loved it. I haven’t been at their home since to see how it looks in their living room as a lap quilt, but I am sure it will receive attention.