October has been mild and a little damp. However, I have enjoyed many an autumn walk, collecting some leaves which I dried and have used as inspiration for this months Stitching Project.
I love the way these leaves look en masse. So I began by painting ,using fabric paints ,onto a piece of washed calico. I applied bondaweb. Then I cut out leaf shapes, placed them onto my backing fabric and started to sew. I was after an effect like the photograph above.
Now the overall effect is not to my liking yet.
Individually I like the leaves
but the middle bit lacks definition
My thought is that it needs a yellow leaf in the middle.So do I paint up more fabric and make a large leaf like the colours here
or do I use this yellow fabric for a leaf?
Or do I just leave it alone ( pun not intended!) Do I apply wadding to the back and quilt? Do I just try to define some of the leaf shapes more, add some veins? Really would appreciate all thoughts and comments.
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