Leaf Project


I love colour but I also love the subtlety of working in neutral colours, whites, creams, soft coffees with accents of darker beige/browns.


Leaf Project

I wanted to do a project that used texture, both from manipulation and free motion zig-zag quilting. This formed the basis for the leaves - where would quilters be without leaves?. Each leaf is a different shape. The idea of the background free motion quilting was to give texture, but without distracting from the bolder texture of the leaf. As each leaf is different, so is the  background fmq.

Leaf 1
Cotton, linen, silk and viscose using piecing, manipulation and applique - free motion quilted

Leaf 2
Cotton, linen, silk and viscose using piecing, manipulation and applique - free motion quilted

Leaf 3
Cotton, linen, silk and viscose using piecing, manipulation and applique - free motion quilted

Leaf 4
Cotton, linen, silk and viscose using piecing, manipulation and applique - free motion quilted




Leaf 5
Cotton, linen, silk and viscose using piecing, manipulation and applique - free motion quilted

Leaf 6
Cotton, linen, silk and viscose using piecing, manipulation and applique - free motion quilted

8 comments:

  1. How absolutely beautiful. I envy you your expertise in quilting as well as making something as gorgeous as these.

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  2. Many thanks for your kind words Lyndell. I do love texture and free motion quilting - and leaves work so well in all art forms - including your wonderful eco-leaf prints. It was fun to do them, although I did have a moment when I had finished making the fabric for the leaves when I thought - do I really want to cut this up? I'm glad I did.
    Hilary Florence

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  3. Great leaves!! Need to alert a couple of my "art" quilting friends to your blog!!

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  4. Ooooo! I'm just itching to get at dyeing and playing with shapes! You have inspired me with your examples. The leaves are so soft and beautiful (wish I could touch them). So glad I came to visit from Lori's blog! Thank you, Hillary!

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  5. Beautiful! These remind me somewhat of traditional blackwork embroidery designs.

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  6. Just found and am exploring your site. I love your work and hope that your health is improving. Wish you weren't so far away! I'd love to take a FMQ class or view your work up close.

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  7. Dit is soooo mooi!!! Die tekstuur van die blare kom pragtig na vore! Ek hou baie daarvan!

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