Saturday, August 18, 2007

Life on the forest floor

Here is another in the series of irregular strip piecing. This is the background that I built. I found a batik in my collection with leaves on it so I started cutting them out and playing. I don't use any fusible, just cut them and lay them on loose.
A close up view after I had stitched the leaves in place. The binding on the bottom edge isn't finished yet at this point.
The finished piece measures approximately 20 1/2" square.


Joyce said...

Love the colors you have chosen. Aren't batiks the best. Did you do raw edge applique on the leaves?

Vicki W said...

VERY nice! It's quite serene and calming.

meggie said...

That is lovely, & very soothing, somehow. It would make a lovely wall hanging to add a peaceful feeling.
My question is the same as Joyce's. Do you use raw edge applique?

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Yes to Joyce and Meggie. I just cut out the leaves, pin them in place and stitch close to the raw edge with no fusible. Would anyone like to see a step by step "how to" on that?

meggie said...

Well I would Wanda. Tried to send another email, but it got returned again.
Always interested to learn new things!

Denise Aumick said...

You ARE the diva of color! This is lovely.