First, I would like to say that my absence from the blogging world during the last two weeks was unintentional. A family matter required my full attention and time.
Today, I would like to present you my Fallen Leaves quilt. I am very proud of this piece. The inspiration to use wool for the top came to me suddenly one day and I like the texture this material gives to the quilt. You can read more about the making of it here, in a post I wrote before I started embellishing it.
The appliqués were made from scraps of polyester fabric. I did not apply fusible interfacing underneath my appliqués, as I sometime do when working with fraying fabric. I regretted it. I cut many loose threads while stitching and embroidering the appliqués, and it seems that they just kept coming back. I really should have taken the time to iron some interfacing. It would have saved me many scissors manipulation.
The embroidery was done with embroidery floss. I chose colors that match the wool as I wanted a “soft uniformity”. And as you can see, I sew many beads. They add so much texture and visual interest, I find. I think that the centre is my favorite part of this quilt.
I hope you enjoyed looking at my Fallen Leaves quilt… Maybe as much as I enjoyed making it… Which part do you prefer?
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