Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Stained Glass Leaves

Over the last few years I have made so many quilts about leaves using the stained glass technique from my book.  I thought I would collect my photos of them here, so you can see all the variations I've explored.

Wool applique on cotton flannel background, using metallic cotton for the leading.

A detail of the center, above.

Green leading on a black cotton background.

 Blue cotton leaves, in prints, solids and plaids.

 Large scale cotton prints as leading.

This little candy thief was a lot of fun to make.  He's velvet; the leaves are cotton and silk.

This top is the class sample for my recent class with World of Quilts Travel on a fantastic cruise to Alaska. I think I am going to add a few more rounds of leafy borders to this one.

 Combining leaves with the Gothic Window block that I have made many quilts out of too.

 This experiment combined leaf vines with vintage fabrics, blocks, and a hand dyed sky background.

 Combining a stained glass leaf border with a crazy quilt mandala center.

A free form fabric collage that was then "stained-glass-ified". Cotton and silk on a rayon background.

I live in tree country here in the Northwest, with alders providing most of our deciduous leaves. They are right outside my sewing room window, so they are my constant inspiration.

This is a project in the book under construction.  See what I mean?  ;-)

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