Saturday, October 12, 2013

Scrappy Saturday - Loving the Leaves

I am still obsessed with enjoying this pumpkin seed/orange peel/ leaf shape.  I even found a beautiful FREE online pattern by Susan Brubaker Knapp for using these leaf shapes - Leaves of Green.
I am appliqueing them by hand and find it very relaxing. The worst part is the prep work, getting the shapes traced and cut, and ready to sew for when I have a few moments to stitch.




The colour of the month for the Rainbow Scrappers is black, which is not a colour I tend to gravitate to in terms of purchasing fabric, but I do seem to use it for dramatic contrast in quilts (see Carolina Crossroads and Pointsettia Stars - which is still a UFO!) So I do have a lot of black scraps to use up this month, and I am getting to work!
This is my first black block which is almost finished.
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18 comments:

  1. great black prints! what is the block called? it looks great!

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  2. Your black fabrics are great. Perfect looking needle turn too. The prep work is a bear, but once it is done, finding time to stitch a bit is always a pleasure.

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  3. I agree that all the prep work can be a drag, but it makes it so much easier to get some stitching done when you have a few minutes free. What is the ruler/tool you show in the first photo?

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  4. Love your elegant pumpkin seeds! Beautiful fabrics.

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  5. Those black blocks will add a definite sparkle of contrast to your quilt. You're getting really good at the applique!!!

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  6. I really like the dramatic contrast with these pumpkin seeds! Ditto on wondering about the ruler...I'm thinking about this block for next year's RSC and will take every tip I can find!

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  7. I like what I see... great fabrics in your black block!

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  8. A great way to use your scraps, it's going to be very effective!!

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  9. Very pretty, I really like the contrast.

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  10. I love your black and white peels.

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  11. Hehe! I am still having so much fun making these. Great for when you don't want to concentrate too much or think. Your corners look awesome!

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  12. Looking GREAT! I love black with whites, greys and taupes....beautiful

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  13. Wow! Love the way these peels look in black!

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  14. Love that pumpkin seed shape! Very interesting in your deep dark scraps :)

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  15. the leaves template looks a great idea, not seen one of those before. Like the black and white together so fresh looking

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  16. These look like a great way to practice applique... I'm keeping them in mind for next year!

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  17. This is a lovely project. Your curves are so even and the points so pointy! :o)

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