Well, next week I'll be packing up my art supplies in the back seat/floor of the SUV! Before I do that I wanted to get working on another project. My bud, Susan, and I headed to the quilt shop this past Monday so I could pick up some background and leaf fabrics. Susan has a great eye and is the perfect mate to take with you fabric shopping! Of course, we stopped for a nice lunch too! But I digress.....I wanted to make 2 D leaves...similar to the leaves on my Wolf quilt shown here.
Well, thank goodness for my blog...for the life of me I couldn't remember how I made those buggers! So, I did a search on my blog and found a post I did in 2009 on making the leaves. WooHoo! You can see the process here. And here is a close up of the 2D leaves.
The 'green' I purchased for my current leaf project isn't your typical lawn green or even pretty green but the color/value is what I need for this project. I printed out some pictures of leaves and glued the page to a lightweight piece of cardboard (actually it was an advertisement for pizza). Then I cut out the leaf shapes for tracing!
Here is one piece that I free motion quilted some leaves. This is a batik which is pretty but different for leaves! I will be adding some shading with pencils.
Next up was to cut out the buggers, which isn't easy with these hands/wrists! Now on to the next step of quilting the brown background fabric you see behind the leaves. I hope to get to that phase on Friday.
Once I finish the quilting on the background I'll pack up this project. I will keep Mr. Blue out to work on when I have free time at night. But next week will be really busy with cleaning and packing up so art will have to wait until Michigan!