I took one look at this and immediately thought I could have a lot of fun with all that negative space.
The entire motif is appliqued, including the tree trunk. I decided to use a double layer of batting (Hobbs 80/20) so that when I quilted around the leaves, they would puff up. And puff they did!
The free-motion quilting I used on seemed to create motion. The backside is almost as pretty as the front!
If anyone is interested, the pattern - Falling Leaves - is from The Modern Applique Workbook by Jenifer Dick.
Wouldn't this be a fun little quilt to give someone? I fell in love with it, and may just have to make one for myself one day.
Remember to quilt with a smile,
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