It's time for the leaves!
To figure out placement I used some construction paper and printer paper to figure out where to put my flowers and leaves. I knew I wanted an odd number of flowers because it's more pleasing to have an odd number.
In trying to decide what fabric to use for the leaves I figured out quickly that it needed to contrast well with the background. I decided on a darker blue-green color for this reason. And what fabric is it? Taffeta. Yes, you read that right. It's shimmery and fun and slippery, but it worked well.
I started with some Appliquick fusible and created my shapes which I fused to the back of the taffeta. That is if taffeta has a back as it's hard to tell!
I used my Appliquik tools to turn the edge and then quickly ironed the glue dry so the fabric wouldn't move.
Slow but steady progress.
One beautiful finished leaf. Only 8 more to go!
Here's what the back looks like.
I added a layer of stabilizer behind the leaf and then did a double blanket stitch around it's edge.
To reduce bulk I cut away behind the leaf.
I hope you get to quilt today!