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Friday, April 1, 2011
Thread leaf and tenacity
This is the finished little quilt using my "thread" leaf. It's for the 12X12 group I belong to....trying to catch up since I'm only about six quilts behind. For those of you who aren't familiar with 12x12's, every other month a word that has been submitted by one of the members is randomly chosen, and we make a 12" quilt with our interpretation of that word. This is my version of "tenacity".... that one last leaf that just hangs on through everything Mother Nature throws at it. The background is one of my hand-dyed fabrics, the branch is made by twisting several strips of brown fabric together, adding a new strip for each little twig, and finally the thread leaf applique. I left the tree strips to represent the roots.
Back to the drawing board! I've got two more 12 x 12's on the design wall waiting for some quilting and embellishing.