|Quilt-it...today, September/October 2012, page 35|
I used the patterns that were supplied in the article but did a few things differently. I used freezer paper to copy the patterns and ironed them onto the wool.
I used a fusible interfacing from Pellon (987F) since I always have plenty of that on hand. I fused the interfacing to the wrong side of one of the wool leaf pieces and sewed right sides together
after inserting the jute stem pieces.
Another diversion from the pattern was that I used my open toe free motion foot to do the thread painting on the leaves. My design for the veins on the leaves is a bit more "stylized" than indicated in the pattern and is a whole lot more "me".
I think they turned out pretty cute.
If you are looking for beautiful wool pieces, I highly recommend Prairie Point Junction. They have gorgeous colors in 12"x18" that are very reasonably priced.
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