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Leaf Peepers Quilt Along

Leaf Peepers Quilt AlongWelcome to the Leaf Peepers Quilt Along!

This beautiful quilt pattern was designed by Sheri Cilfaldi-Morrill from Whole Circle Studio and is a terrific skill builder for traditional piecing and quilting techniques. You'll learn two methods for piecing half square triangles, how to piece quarter square triangles, and how to machine quilt with three types of quilting: walking foot, free motion, and ruler foot quilting.

For this autumn themed quilt you can choose to create a 40-inch square wall hanging or a 24 x 74-inch table runner. I can't wait to use this beautiful table runner and enjoy these bright colors through the fall season.

All of the videos for this quilt along have been posted, but you can still join in the fun anytime! All you need is the quilt pattern available here. Learn more about Leaf Peepers in this new video:

How do you join in the fun? 

All you need to do is pick up a copy of the Leaf Peeper's Quilt Pattern available here.

Leaf Peepers Quilt AlongLeaf Peepers Quilt Along Schedule

Week 1 (August 13): Piecing Tips
Week 2 (August 20): How to piece Block 1
Week 3 (August 27): How to piece Block 2
Week 4 (September 3): How to piece Block 3
Week 5 (September 10): How to piece Block 4 and a Basting Tutorial
Week 6 (September 17): Quilting Part 1
Week 7 (September 24): Quilting Part 2
Week 8 (October 1): Quilting Part 3
Week 9 (October 8): Quilting Part 4

BONUS! (October 15): How to Wash Your Quilt

How does this Quilt Along work?

Very simply! Click the links above to check out the quilting tutorials that will guide you through piecing and quilting the Leaf Peepers Quilt. We're not just piecing a pretty quilt top, we're also quilting it together as well! Check out the beautiful blocks we've made in this fall themed quilt along:

Leaf Peepers Quilt Along Leaf Block 1

Leaf Block 1 - Quilted with Ruler Foot Quilting and Sharp Stippling

leaf quilt block | autumn quilt along

Leaf Block 2 - Quilted with Ruler Foot Quilting, Sharp Stippling and Paisley Shortcut.

leaf quilt block | autumn quilt along

Leaf Block 3 - Quilted with Curving Lines and Sharp Stippling

leaf quilt block | autumn quilt along

Leaf Block 4 - Quilted with Ruler Foot Quilting and Sharp Stippling

To help get you started on the right foot, learn how to prepare your fabric and cut it accurately in this quilting tutorial:

Click Here to find this Leaf Peepers Batik fat quarter bundle!


Hi Tina – There were a few corrections to the pattern after it was released. Check the bottom of this page to find the list: https://leahday.com/products/leaf-peepers-quilt-pattern

Leah Day,

Hi Leah,
I’ve just started putting my leaf Peepers together and think there may be a typo in the instructions for block 3. On point 3, there is a list of fabrics to put together for the HSTs; there isn’t a F/G listed which is needed for point 4. I followed point 3 thinking points 4 and 5 may be incorrect but when I put it together it was clear that 4 and 5 were correct so I had to make another.
Hope this makes sense, just thought I’d point it out. Loving putting it all together and can’t wait to start quilting!
All the best Tina x

Tina Summers,

Hi Patti – I’ve updated the page for the Leaf Peepers Fat Quarters with an image to help you see which yellow is which! Find it here: https://leahday.com/products/leaf-peepers-fat-quarter-pack

Leah Day,

I bought the batik pack and am starting to cut but am struggling with which yellow is which. Any hints?


Hi Peggy – You’re welcome to share to Instagram and tag Sheri and I if you have an account. You can also post your picture online to Facebook or Pinterest and send us a link. Basically – whatever works for you!

Leah Day,

I can’t seem to find the link to post our finished blocks. I thought I remember reading something about that.

Peggy Bruns,

That’s great Bonnie! All you need to do is pick up a copy of the quilt pattern linked above and you’ll be good to go!

Leah Day,

I’d like to join this quilt-along. Thank you.

Bonnie Musselman,

Great question Alice! Sheri will be teaching walking foot quilting. I’m going to share free motion quilting and ruler foot quilting, but you could also take my design ideas, mark the lines on the quilt, and quilt with a walking foot instead. So please understand there’s many different ways you can quilt the Leaf Peepers Quilt!

Leah Day,

Thanks for your speedy reply. Will you be talking about using your walking foot instead?

Alice Harris,

Hi Alice – The rulers are optional and you only need them if you want to try ruler foot quilting on the Leaf Peepers Quilt. You can also do walking foot quilting or regular free motion quilting instead. If you do decide to use the rulers, yes, you will need a ruler foot to fit your machine.

Leah Day,

What do not have a basic ruler kit. Do I have to buy one, thus I would need a new part for my sewing machine. Thank you Alice

Alice Harris,

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