Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Seasonal Palette Quilt #16: Tree Leaves

Leaf cutting.

I know what you're thinking. You're thinking how will she add all those leaves to the tree in her Seasonal Palette quilt? Will it drive her crazier than she already is?

Not to worry. A great way to simplify the cutting of masses of leaves for a tree is to use a decorative rotary cutter blade on the fused fabrics. Here you see the pinking blade in my cutter. The green leaf fabric is cut on the bias and oval shaped leaves are free-cut from the edges.

More blue branches and leaf stems are added to the larger tree branches. These branches and stems are also cut on the bias. That way they dare not fray. No way they fray.

The leaves are scattered across the branches and fuse-tacked into place. What a relief. It's really starting to look like a Spring tree!


Anonymous said...

I love it!

WoolenSails said...

It is fun seeing your piece come to life as you add the next steps.


annieQ said...

I love the little orange berries on the tree.

janneke said...

I read your blog every day. Very intersting! Thank you.