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Thread: tree leaves

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    I'm looking for a way to portray tree leaves using green mottledfabric. I've got some ideas but there are probably ways of doing it than what I can think of.
    Thanks for reading this, and hope some of you can help me out.
    peel

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    Do you mean you are looking for block patterns of leaves? Silver Linings originals has some beautiful free PP patterns.

    Here is a link for you to download
    http://www.silverliningsoriginals.com/qc/leaves.html

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    Are you appliquing or piecing them?

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    I like to make "split" leaves using two different fabrics. It can really add depth. (I hope this is what you were asking.)

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    Here are some leaves I have done.

    Batik fabric with veins quilted in,
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    3-D corn leave with wire inserted , Calico fabric shaded with colored pencil
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    Plain fabric shaded with colored pencil
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    Pam, your appliques area beautiful.

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    Thanks Gramma, it is what I do! Been sidetracked with traditional quilting, but going to get back to it soon! The one with the corn is my first art quilt, no going back, for long, anyway.

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    They are beautiful. Have you entered them in to any show?

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    No, not good enough for that, yet...

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    You may want to reconsider, I think they are show worthy!

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    They are too small for the "big" shows, but I am "Movin" on Up" like the Jefferson's! Making them bigger and better. Smart money would bet on me posting here if I won something, to be sure!

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    I will wait for the notification of your first blue ribbon, I am guessing by the end of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam
    No, not good enough for that, yet...
    WRONG....You are definately good enough. Your applique work is beautiful :thumbup:

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    Do the colored pencils wash out? Do you heat set them? Are they regular colored pencils like we used in school? TIA
    I can see a lot of places where these would be fun to use :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam
    Here are some leaves I have done.
    Spectacular!!! I would love to see the entire quilt!! :-) How about a pic? 8-)

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    Pam, those are really, really, good! You should enter them in something. It's fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kas
    Pam, those are really, really, good! You should enter them in something. It's fun!
    Thanks, but kinda scary! I see the flaws. Judges are PAID to find my flaws, egads!!!

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    Pam - I think I recognize that foot as the one in your fairy quilt. I LOVE that quilt!
    Carol B

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    go outside pick a leaf trace arround --it use copier to get size you want it--trace on double sticky sided fusable stuff[tecnical word!] iron fabric cutout leaf shape iron on fabric--zig zag with machine or hand button hole to secure edges -- add veins as shown by pam-- Please show your quilts pam they may or may not win a ribbon but we all need eye cany to lift our spirits

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    Without knowing how you want to use them on your quilt... would using painted/heat bubbled tyvek work?

    You can paint one side of your tyvek with some lumiere paints in several colors, sponging it on for a natural effect. Draw a leaf pattern on the tyvek, including veins, stitch around the tyvek and stitch in the veins, use pinking scissors to cut it out then apply hot iron with thin paper between tyvek and iron, you don't want it to melt on your iron plate. It will bubble and distort and look like a leaf. Sew it on your quilt. Tyvek can be washed.

    just a thought

    warm quilt hugs, sue in CA

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    That is where my leaf shapes came from, right outside, go take a walk in the woods!

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    Can't recall if green copies or not, I'd try picking leaves, and put on copy machine, can always make larger until the assortment is near the size you want. Good Luck

    Pam, not sure what the rest of the Q looks like but what I see looks good....even if it dosen't place who cares... Go so more ppl can enjoy the craft & creativity aka eye candy! :)

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    oh i forgot coloured pencils[good quality ive used inktense] colour on fabric foat in a fabric medium[used with acrilics i use jo sonjas] let dry iron to set. play first not on THE quilt

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    Pam your work is wonderful well worth a ribbon

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    The leaves are great, so natural looking! Great job!

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