Wednesday, July 25, 2012

a birch forest

I went for my Wednesday morning swim today. I've missed a couple of weeks and it felt good to get back to it.

Some of you may recognize this piece from a while ago. I've pulled it back out, hopefully to finish for a quilt show this fall.
The leaves were made by cutting up fabrics with a pinking rotary cutter. Next the bits are sandwiched between 2 layers of Glad Cling Wrap Plus which is BPA free. Then it is hooped, and free motion stitched. Finally, I laid it between 2 sheets of newspaper and ironed until all the plastic is melted away. I always do this with a window open.

I tacked the leaf sections down with a glue stick and free motion stitched them to the background.
I'm so anxious to get this part finished so that I can add some red dogwood bushes to the foreground.


elle said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Holly....I think I love it the most of any I've seen...and I love them all!! Beautiful

Monika Kinner-Whalen (MySweetPrairie) said...

So beautiful - has such a nice inviting feel to it.
: ))))


imquilternity said...

Thanks looking wonderful! So imaginative! I'm enjoying watching the progress on this one. I think it's going to be a stunner when it's done.