Monday, November 8, 2010

Big Leaf

At the last minute I signed up for a workshop with Pat Pauly
through Empire Guild. I wasn't sure what to bring in the way
of fabric, so I just grabbed a bunch of stuff without too much
fretting over it. Clearly, I didn't bring enough! (Do we ever have enough?)

It was a good lesson for me to just make due with what was on hand,
which I did for most of this piece. Some I added when I got home and a few pieces of fabric came from fellow participants who were kind enough to share and swap.

It was an interesting process - freezer paper templates.
Something I had never done before on this scale.


Here is the final result. Now I have to work on borders.

16 comments:

Christa said...

Gorgeous! I really like the leaf motif... ;-)

Pinkadot Quilts said...

The leaf is great, I love all the different fabrics, very cool!

Dolores said...

This is wonderful. Just goes to show you what you can do when you are limited in selection.

CharlotteP said...

Share and swap makes the most unexpected and intersting quilts!

Lisa said...

Stunning!

Sujata said...

Victoria,
That's a beautiful leaf. reminds me of a banana leaf from my home country or any other tropical place!
freezer paper templates are fun. I made my wagon wheel quilt with that and loved it!
I love your color choices for both the leaf and the background!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

sorry sweetie, this is Ellen's post not mine.... ;-) it is pretty isn't it!

Ellen's it's lovely!! see ya Saturday at guild?

mary.keasler@gmail.com said...

The "make do" with what you've got made for a beautiful leaf. Can't wait to see what you do for your borders.

Helen said...

Ellen, your art background is showing. What imaginative color combinations!

MamaT said...

It's beautiful. I love big leaf quilts!

QuiltSwissy said...

OMG! I love this. I want this. I love this. Did I say I loved this?

glen

Sujata said...

Ellen!!!
I am sorry! Everything I said above applies to you! Thanks, V

Nifty Quilts said...

Beautiful!

Magpie Sue said...

Wow, my class projects never turned out that well!

Laura said...

so pretty! I love it!

holly k said...

wow...this is really great!