The Twig + Tale forest is continuing around the world with a collection of five gorgeous new leaves. We're so pleased to announce the release of the North American Leaf Collection, inspired by deciduous forests that are lush and green in summer, and blaze red, orange, and yellow in the autumn.
The idea for the Leaf Blanket Collection was dreamed up by Lisa's daughter, who is passionate about restoring and protecting jaguar habitat. She is thrilled that a portion of the sales from this pattern will go towards planting trees and protecting animals.
The North American Leaf Collection includes five lovely new leaf styles: Elm, Linden, Maple, Quaking Aspen, and Tulip Poplar. Each leaf style includes unique, nature-inspired shaping, as well as quilting templates that highlight details of the leaf, creating irresistible texture and depth.
Like all of our leaf collections, the North American Leaves are available in both child and doll sizes. The Child-sized Leaf Blanket pattern includes two sizes that are suited for use as a play mat, change mat, or cuddle blanket. They make gorgeous décor, and are a charming addition to a cosy and inviting space. We find them versatile for outdoor play too, and often pack one along for a visit to the park or beach.
The Doll-sized leaf blanket pattern includes a range of four sizes suitable for dolls and stuffed animals. An inviting addition for play scenes and nature tables, they make lovely open-ended, creative playthings for little hands and are sure to be put to use in lots of different ways. The doll blankets are also sized to be used with the Twig + Tale Nature Basket collection.
We have so enjoyed seeing the many ways that leaf blankets can be used for nature-inspired home décor. Larger leaves look beautiful draped over a couch or bed, while small leaves make charming table runners, placemats, or chair pads.
The Leaf Blanket patterns include a clear, thorough tutorial that includes photos, videos, and helpful tips to guide you through the entire project. The layered pdf pattern allows you to print just the size(s) you need, and is available in A4, A0, and projector file formats.
The Leaf Blankets are a project well-suited for sewists of all levels, including beginners. Even if you have never quilted before, this is the perfect way to give it a try - a small, manageably-sized project with a satisfying end result. All that is required is a regular home sewing machine.
We hope that you enjoy sewing these whimsical leaves, and that they make you smile when you see them in your home, or gift them to loved ones. It feels so good to know that this project continues to support a young girl's dream to plant trees, and that together we are growing a forest!
View the entire leaf blanket collection here.
Read more about our Leaf Blanket Collections here:
- Introducing the New Zealand Leaf Blanket Collection
- Introducing the Euro Leaf Blanket Collection
- Introducing the Tropical Leaf Blanket Collection
<Lovely images by Martha Middleton, Amanda Kile, Rose Lewis, Nicola Brown, and Stefani Maeda>