Making of my leaf quilt ~ to catch up here is the last post https://thebutterflyquilter.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/wip-an-idea-that-is-taking-shape/
Usually I am really excited about starting a new art quilt project but with my leaf quilt I had it sitting there for a couple of weeks. I realized I didn’t like the backing that I chose for it so I went shopping for more fabric. Not a hardship at all! I found this perfect Halloween orange for the backing and bought the last 2 1/2 yards which will work out just perfect! I then cut my leaf up into 4 sections.
I went through my stash of threads and pulled out some oranges, yellows, variegated and some reds! Each section of the leaf is going to have a different thread color and the free motion quilting design. I know, it sounds a little crazy!
I started with the middle two sections of the leaf and finished those up. The most time consuming part for me was the quilt facing technique. I saved this blog from “terryaskartquilts” which was great to follow.
I love how it looks. When two sections were done, I layer them side by side. See how the quilting design from one piece carries over to the other piece.
How am I going to connect these pieces together?
I found some bright yellow embroidery floss and I have some bright yellow burlap that I am pulling apart and getting long strains from it. I will add them together and sew them with a zig zag stitch along each of the veins in the leaf. These strands will be holding the pieced sections together! It will look like it is floating!
I have three sections done. One I still need to bind. Of course I added a small butterfly with the same colors as the leaf.
Here is a close up! You can see some of my free motion quilting and color thread choices!
Only one more section to go then I will be doing all my embroidery thread and burlap strands!
Check back in to see the finished quilt and thanks for stopping by!