In Albuquerque where I live, the Bosque refers to the stretch of open space on either side of the Rio Grande. "Bosque", of course, means forest in Spanish. The Bosque along the river is home to giant cottonwood trees, willows, porcupines, coyotes, sandhill cranes, owls, and all number of living things. I go to the Bosque almost daily for a walk or run with my dog, and I love walking through the willow stands by the river while Piper jumps in to cool off. It's one of the most relaxing places to me, and this quilt is a tribute of sorts.
The Bosque Leaves Quilt Pattern is a new throw sized quilt pattern that features applique leaves. I love that the pattern can change so easily based on the colors you choose and how you choose to orient the leaves on the background blocks.
This particular quilt uses small scrap pieces that I had laying about my studio from my 2014 quilting fabric collection, "Nomad", which was produced by P&B Studio. It's out of print now, but last I looked, there's still some places on Etsy and around the interwebs to hunt it down and purchase it.
The pattern is for a 52"x52" lap sized throw quilt, featuring a geometric leaf applique pattern. Instructions for both raw edge machine applique and for needle turned applique are included - take your pick! If you'd like, it's easy to add or subtract blocks to make the quilt larger or smaller.
I've included a coloring book style illustration of the quilt top too, so you can color in your fabric ideas before committing. I also created 4 alternate quilt layout ideas to spark your imagination -- I love the idea of using a 3 block x 3 block grid for a baby blanket, too.