Archive for January, 2009

It didn’t hurt… too bad.

January 15, 2009

Okay, I’ll admit that it was NOT as bad as I had feared. After completing the test leaf (Thanks to Sheree!) and one other ‘practice’ I knew what to expect and it was kinda fun. Now, the only thing I’m worried about is the thread colour. I thought of doing red, like the border… but opted for shiny rayon.

Alder Leaf

Alder Leaf

Inspired by Leaf Magic Little Quilt, by Janet Rice-Bredin.

Alder Label

Alder Label

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Alder

January 15, 2009

These are my final fabric choices. Even though the Alder leaf doesn’t really have an autumn colour I’ve seen yellow floating in a stream. Hopefully artistic license is allowed. So, here goes!

Alder

Alder

Also, I thought I’d share my test leaf since I’m not sure about this “thread art” thingy…

Test Block

Test Block

Don’t mind the puckering. The tension is fine for steam-a-seam leaf area. Might try a test stem with steam-a-seam.