on tuesday, i started in on making some leaves for my home quilt. for a few weeks, i had been thinking on different ways it could be done and still turn out looking appropriate (meaning, like susan’s 😉 ). now, it was just time to get on with it.
before i even started, i picked myself up a magnifying glass. it gave my girls a good chuckle–sign of old age? 😉 regardless, it has been so very helpful in letting me see which leaves are pieced and include buds, and which ones are simply one piece of fabric. highly recommended.
next, i grabbed my scissors (i’m guessing susan didn’t own a rotary cutter….) and cut out some small snippets from my fabric. the specific leaf i was working on had 4 different fabrics and part of a bud. i then sewed them together, liberal style, trimmed down the seam allowance and then pressed.
finally, i grabbed the scissors again and cut out a leaf shape, freestyle. that’s all there was to it. very fast, painless and i’m liking the results. i was able to make several of these in a very short period of time.
it seems that we have had a couple more takers for the susan challenge: kathie and janet have climbed onboard as well. i plan on only showing pictures every few weeks or so, depending on my progress. i can hardly wait to see the progress those 3 girls make thought! 🙂