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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Finalizing Leaves and Twigs

This morning I broke up my window washing chores with time at the sewing machine. By late afternoon, I had finished stitching the Tyvek leaves in place on this piece called, "Leaves and Twigs". I stitched the veins on each leaf, as this is the part that remains after heating. I carried it out to the well ventilated workshop to melt the Tyvek. It took about 30 minutes to hit every leaf with my mini hand held iron.

Note the delicate leaf images on the background fabric. The background is a group of gelatin prints all pieced together. The printed images are nearly all of leaves - mostly weeds that I harvested in the fall. I started this piece last fall when the Cottonwood leaves were turning gold and falling off. Now the trees are all leafed out again and it is time to put closure on this quilt! All that's left to do is the binding!

All the windows in the house got washed today, too - no small task!


joyce said...

It is absolutely gorgeous. I love the colors and the way some images are darker and some fainter.

Vicki W said...

It's beautiful! I love the effect of the skeletal leaves. Not overpowering - like appliqué can be - every element of the piece balances well together.

Shirley Goodwin said...

Oh I love this, Cynthia!