|Laura Heine Pattern - HERE|
"Turning Over A New Leaf"
We're enjoying some fall color here in Southern California, and I saw snow on the high peaks this weekend.
It made me think of my 2002 quilt, "Turning Over A New Leaf"
This is a queen size - the fun of a block like this is you can as few or as many as you want - play with borders...and the fabric choices are unlimited.
I chose to set mine on point and add two borders.
It is machine all the way - including machine embroidery. The only hand work was the final sewing down of the binding.
It needed a refolding!
KB, this is your quilt someday ;-)
We did gradations so I was able to get many colors in fat quarters.
When I saw the pattern I thought it would be a great use of the fabrics and every leaf is unique.
Besides variation in color, I used various threads and stitches on my machine to 'enhance' the leaf veins and outer edges. I rarely use 'all those' stitches, so it was fun to give them a try.
I also dyed the 'sky' background. That was a backyard project, even the backing is the blue dyed sky.
The binding is various pieces of the leaf fabric for a scrappy look.
|Needle Book with three names|
I love the leaves of this needle book.
One side is soft wool where the pins and needles are.
The other has three hearts cut from an embroidery piece. Each is labeled with a name:
Squirly (Wonder who Squirly was?)
|Happy Lefton Turtle|
The turtle is a Lefton (Number 2042) piece.
She's a thimble holder (hat)
A pin cushion (shell top)
Made of porcelain she still has her original label on the underside. I'm not sure if the thimble is original.
I gave all the dye supplies away - it was a fun 'phase'. This week I'm be photographing some more of my antique quilts and will post those again soon.
What was your creative 'phase' 10 years ago?
Happy November - Have a great week!