Sunday, May 11, 2014

Falling Leaves Makes Me Smile!

Awhile back I had the opportunity to quilt up this little wall hanging. This was the first quilt my client had ever made, and it was for her daughter's Baby Shower. What a fun gift!



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,
Barb


Linking up to Linky Tuesday, Fabric Tuesday, Needle and Thread Thursday. and Thursday Favorite Things.

13 comments:

  1. The quilting just makes this piece come to life! Love it!

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  2. SO glad you finally got to post this finish...looks like you had such fun quilting. LOVE IT!

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  3. The quilting is gorgeous and it makes that wall hanging so beautiful!

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  4. Lovely Barb! The quilting really makes the quilt that much more special.

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  5. Love her quilt and adore your quilting. Beautifully done--both of you!!!!

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  6. It is absolutely adorable and you quilting.....oh, my! You did a fantastic job! Beautiful!!!

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  7. its lovely! I love the applique . Hugs!!

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    1. Thank you for sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop ♥

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  8. Lovely design-I actually prefer lots of negative space, more relaxing to the eye.It is very 3D, makes you want to feel the quilting swirls with your hand, absolutely brilliant!

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  9. That quilting is amazing! It adds so much movement and life to the quilt.

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  10. You did an amazing job with the quilting! I am still trying to perfect my swirls to get them where I like them!

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  11. Your quilting is so lovely! Great job using the white space. I know she is happy with your work.

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  12. That looks so tedious! It is really beautiful! I am now looking at purchasing that book it looks awesome! I am making a steam punk quilt and it has some center circles that may be easier with this book! Thanks!

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