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Making Leaves.

Posted on | August 28, 2011 | 14 Comments

I am currently working on a quilt designed by Leesa Chandler of Chandler’s Cottage.  Leesa designed the gorgeous fabric, Under The Australian Sun.

The main blocks have gum leaves.

The leaves are made in two parts from a selection of green and brown fabrics. Strips of each colour are sewn together then a right and left side is cut from each for a leaf.

The next step involves stitching the leaf shape on to a background  using bias strips.  The leaves are quite large so I will be making a lot of bias strips.  And there are 14 leaves on the quilt.

This is the time I really appreciate digital photography.  On looking at this picture I am thinking that the fabric in the bias strips is too dark, so I think I will experiment with a few lighter colours.  I will let you know what happens.

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