Wednesday, October 23, 2019

A bit of a start....


I did cut some squares this evening...as a start...that is what the orange leaves are going on.  The squares are all shades of gray/white...some have a real warm undertone others not so much.  Not sure how they will work together but I am using them all.



I first fold the square to form diagonal lines...the one line I want to go all the way across, the other is just to give me a suggestion of where the middle is.


I first place the leaf tips on the folded line...and I use one straight pin on top on one end to hold the leaf in place as shown in the above photo.



I hold the other end in place with my hand, and continue to place pins to hold the leaf in place from the back.


And I might or might not move the original first pin to the back.  The reason for doing it like this is till my basting thread will not catch on the pins as I baste the leaf down.


After it is all basted, I remove the pins....


All that is left now to applique it.

15 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

Your work is perfect.

rudraprayaga said...

Charming work.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Off to a great start, the leaf is pretty. Wishing you a happy day!

Linda G. said...

Looks like the start of something beautiful, when completed.

Nancy Chan said...

It takes a lot of patience to put the leaf in place. Looking forward to your finished project.

Sandra said...

I love the fabrics, black and white and grays are my thing... you are so talented with your quilting.. and I can see just how much work goes into what you do. and the good news is you love doing it. you and Madi's Mom, obsessed with quilting...

Marie Smith said...

You are meticulous. It is a great hobby and ‘sew’ practical.

Bonnie said...

This will be a beautiful quilt!

Joyful Quilter said...

Ohhhhh, I love gray and orange together. Thanks for the mini tutorial. I've never done any hand applique...maybe someday.

Ruth Hiebert said...

That will look lovely.

Granny Marigold said...

It must be exciting to get that first leaf basted in place!!
I'm looking forward to seeing the finished block.

Hill Top Post said...

Now, the fun is in the applique! I should be doing samples right along with you.

Mary said...

Are you going to sew them down by machine or by hand? I love those background fabrics. I finally bought a border fabric for my chickadee quilt. Just a green, but more of the chickadee fabric seemed to overwhelm it too much. Hope to finish the top today so I'd better get off the computer!

Hootin' Anni said...

Once again, I am in total awe!!

....peter:) said...

thanks for showing us the progressive way that you attach even a single leaf to your quilt Sherri... it looks like you are going to be busy for a while....peter:)