Crocheted leaves made just for the fun of working with yarn. For these, I used the leftovers from the Nosegay Afghan I crocheted last fall. It was such a beautiful yarn.
This is a small quilt: 7″ x 7″. And a coordinated card. For the appliqués, i.e. the maple leaves, I have used Lara’s Crafted Appliqué method (#craftedapplique).
I have used 100% quilting cotton for these two projects. With Crafted Appliqué, fabrics do not fray. Which is why I was able to stitch along the edges of the leaves with a straight stitch (only once and with golden metallic thread). Being a small quilt, I made a small quilting effort.
For the card, I decided to add veins inside the leaf. I could not resist using more of that golden metallic thread. The red stripes are selvages from the red fabric of the quilt.
I find they make a gorgeous pair, if I may say so.
For the binding, I used the back fabric and sew it on the front by hands. I made my special corners. You can find my tutorial on how I use the back fabric of a quilt to make the binding and those corners here (in French and in English).
Wouldn’t it be amazing if trees where that colorful all year round?
This birthday card was made with Lara’s (who blog at BuzzinBumble) new and amazing method called Crafted Appliqué. There is a magnificent tree pattern in her book, made from fabric and sewn unto fabric. Which is what the book is about: a new method to make fabric appliqués. But I quickly realised that this method would also work wonderfully for sewing fabric unto paper. So I decided to experiment.
I traced the tree pattern on tracing paper, exactly as it was in the book, without increasing the size. It was just perfect for a pre-cut and store-bought cardboard card. I cut all the necessary pieces and place them on the cardboard. Then I sew everything into place with my sewing machine.
This is how the card looked like inside. Do not worry, I covered all the threads with a beautiful sheet of paper.
This project took so little time that I made two.
Thank you for visiting. If you are curious about this new method called Crafted Appliqué, just follow the link.
Today, I am showing you a placemat my mother have made. She embroidered flowers and leaves unto a beautiful white fabric.
My favorite part is the sunflower. She has an excellent eye for colors and she embroidered it thickly. So sumptuous.
This last picture shows how it looks with my pinwheel glass and fall dinnerware. Perfect for a Sunday brunch, on a sunny fall day. Don’t you think?
Other fall projects: