Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Winter is near...

I have been, these past few days making the most of my sewing room.  Every spare minute I have, I am measuring, cutting, stitching and piecing new blocks for my sampler quilt.  

I think however I should change my whole approach with this blog.

I am going to try and post photos of every step of how I've created them.  Hopefully it will encourage others to share some of their own quilts with me by linking them up to my blog.

Winter is upon us here in South Africa, and comparing with our last winter, its colder sooner, so I'll be indoors most the time.  

Looking outside at the beautiful colours of the leaves changing, I'm inspired to make a medium sized wall hanging quilt, hopefully someone can share some of their ideas with me?

I was thinking, maybe a rust/reddish colour fabric cut into a single leaf shape on a black background?  With some detail on the leaf using free motion quilting... Please I need some inspiring ideas...?


Autumn Leaves backgrounds

5 comments:

Rosemary said...

I live in Massachusetts in the US where it is becoming summer! I do have some fall items I will share but I have to find where I stored them. I'm your newest follower! Feel free to follow me back! I love the quilt in your background! Beautiful!!

wackywoman said...

Well, those colors are amazing right there. To me the background would be in the purple range. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Marilyn

Martha said...

I think you could easily turn those two leaves in your photo into a lovely, simple appliqué and fill in the rest of the quilt with echos, stippling and maybe even some spirals. It would be great FMQ practice and kind of a take on the new modern quilt designs!!!

Danielle Hudson said...

Well, the only thing I can come up with is if you are doing a single leaf, make it big. Take up most of the quilt. And use the fusable paint by numbers concept to get the different values of the leaf. I have never tried this myself, but its on my to do list with a pretty flower:) Just my suggestion. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Danielle Hudson said...

oh, and FMQ the leaf veins in.

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