This is the piece where I added a center strip, which gave it some color but I wanted something different on our table runner so this is what I did on Wednesday! With inspiration from Hilary, I decided to use her technique and add some leaves to my table runner.I know they are hard to see but look at the bottom left and top right! Leaves via thread sketching!
So this was how I did the leaves! I started off tracing a leaf shape (actually several of them!) onto tracing paper.
This was a leaf from the book FALL: Photographs that I purchased several years ago. I traced the leaf onto a piece of tracing paper.
I love the book and have used tracings of the leaves as patterns (this quilt has several of the leafs that I used for applique).
Next up I pinned the tracing to the table runner and started to stitch along the lines. Free motion is the best for this type of stitching. I used a 12wt heavier thread to stitch with. Hilary used or uses black thread for her collage pieces, which are spectacular! I wanted a contrast so I used orange to blend with my center strip.
It wasn't hard to remove the tracing paper. I ripped the outside edges first, as the paper gets perforated easily, hence, removing the remaining pieces is quite easy.
I just used my little tweezers and small forceps (from Harbour Freight!) to remove all the other remaining pieces. Easy to pull off!!
And this was the results and I'm quite happy with it so far. I may add some smaller leaves but I need to reduce them to the size I want. The book, FALL, has huge photographs, 9" x 11".
This was really fun and I think added to the piece. It's just for Bob and I so no big deal!
After I sewed the leaves, I headed downstairs to do some playing with my Gelatos and making some new stamps! I have so much fun alone! HA Will be posting those results later this week!!!