Maple Leaf Quilt and Card – Made with Crafted Appliqué

Maple Leaf mini mini quilt and card - francenadeau.com

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).

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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.

Maple Leaf mini mini quilt and card - francenadeau.com

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.

Maple Leaf mini mini quilt and card - francenadeau.com

I find they make a gorgeous pair, if I may say so.

Maple Leaf mini mini quilt and card - francenadeau.com

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).

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Amazing Tree – Birthday card made with Crafted Appliqué

Amazing Tree - Birthday card - francenadeau.com

Wouldn’t it be amazing if trees where that colorful all year round?

Amazing Tree - Birthday card - francenadeau.com

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.

Amazing Tree - Birthday card - francenadeau.com

This is how the card looked like inside. Do not worry, I covered all the threads with a beautiful sheet of paper.

Amazing Tree - Birthday card - francenadeau.com

This project took so little time that I made two.

Amazing Tree - Birthday card - francenadeau.com

Thank you for visiting. If you are curious about this new method called Crafted Appliqué, just follow the link.

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A Placemat for Fall

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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.

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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?

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Other fall projects:

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Fall Coasters

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Fallen Leaves Quilt

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Queen’s-Crown Crochet-Border Shawl