Maple Leaf Quilt Block Pattern

By Hatun Comak Thursday, October 8, 2020


The maple leaf quilt block is a perfect pattern for this  time of the year. It is already fall and timing is perfect. It is an old, classic pattern which is made in two contrasting  colors with one light, three dark squares and four half square triangles. The stem is a strip of dark color constructed diagonally on light fabric.

While all seasonal colors are appropriate, orange, red and brown are especially popular with this design.

This maple quilt block pattern is lovely and super easy to make. There are many ways to do it. Here is how I make maple leaf quilt block pattern.

I made the maple leaf quilt block pattern block meaauring 6"×6". I also made another one measuring 9"×9". The instructions below are for 6"×6".

First you need to cut the fabric. The cutting instructions follow a simple, repetitive system.

Maple Leaf Quilt Block Cutting Instructions

  • Cut two squares 3"×3", three squares 2 1/2"×2 1/2", one strip 1 1/4"×4". These are for leaf fabric, which is orange here.
  • Cut three squares 3"×3", one square 2 1/2"×2 1/2". These are for background fabric which is white here.

Maple Leaf Quilt Block Assembly

  • Match two of 3"×3" orange squares with white squares. Place them right sides together. We will be making for half square triangles. Draw a diagonal line on the back of the orange square and sew along both sides of the drawn line with 1/4" seam allowance.
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  • Cut the squares on the drawn diagonal line, so that you get for half square triangle units. Press seams through the orange fabric. Square up the HSTs to be 2 1/2"×2 1/2".
  • To make the square with stem. Cut remaining 3"×3" white square in half diagonally so you create two triangles. Fold the rectangle strip in half vertically to find the center. Fold also the triangles in half along the longest edge and mark the center.

  • Line up center crease of one triangle with center crease of the rectangle  and sew along. Repeat the same for other triangle. Square up the triangle with stem to 2 1/2"×2 1/2".
  • Lay out half square triangles, stem square and remaining squares as shown in the image attention to tje direction of HSTs.

  • Sew squares together in three rows. Press seams. Sew rows together and press seams again. 

And here it is! Maple leaf quilt block is ready. It measures 6"×6". I also made another  maple leaf quilt block measuring 9"×9". I love these colors of fall.

It is a perfect and simple, classical quilt pattern for fall quilts. I have jad fun makimg these and I am thinking of making a wall hanging of maple leaves in different size. We will see what it turns out to be.
Below is a cutting chart for maple leaf quilt block patteen in different size.

Hatun Çomak

I'm Hatun from Turkiye. I love quilting and patchwork and this is my patchworld. I share my projects, process, patterns and tutorials here in my blog. .