Appliquéd tree for Fall
I've had this in my head since I bought this fabric. It's going to be a wall hanging for our kitchen. So far it measures 24"x36". I made a quick cardboard template from a soda box for the leaves. They're attached to the background fabric with Steam a Seam lite. It's perfect for this kind of project because it has a slightly sticky back to keep the leaves stuck enough until I iron and stitch them down. It is re-positionable so you can move your shapes until you're happy with the layout. I needed a bigger fusible piece for the trunk so I used a roll of Heat N Bond Lite.
My plan is to free motion around the leaves and fill the background with lots of swirls. I've never done this before so I've been practicing drawing swirls and dreaming of swirls in my sleep. Today I have an appointment with the sewing machine to practice on some quilt sandwiches. I hope it goes well! *gulp*
Here are the projects that inspired me:
- Scrap Buster Fall Pillow by Cluck Cluck Sew
- Anything by Don't Look Now. I am in love with Kellie's swirly quilting! It is even more stunning in person.
- Jodie's Table Runner
- Old Oak Tree by Gayle Shelton...
Old Oak Tree by Gayle Shelton (she won a ribbon for Best Pictorial Quilt at PIQF)