One of the first modern quilting books I purchased was “The Practical Guide to Patchwork” by Elizabeth Hartman, of the blog Oh, Frasson!
“Little Leaves” is one of the patterns in the book, and I made two blocks from that pattern for Linda in the Lovely Linen Bee this month. Two sizes of leaves were attached with Heat’n Bond, after which they were appliquéd with a small zig-zag stitch. Linda’s bright color choices are a pretty combination and make a fantastic contrast against the white linen.
I had a blast with this customer quilt. Janie M. pieced the top using Stephanie Brandenburg fabrics, and it was a joy to quilt. The bright colors, framed with black, make a striking statement. We decided upon a bright green thread that glows neon under a black light for an added bit of fun. I quilted it using a combination of leaves, double loops and free motion sunflowers. I echoed some of the flowers, and added detail to the center of the two sunflower blocks.
Side of the quilt while on the on the longarm.
Detail of the finished quilt.
Detail of the quilt back.
Sunflower framed by double loops.