I had lots of trouble resolving this little quilt and in the end just wanted to get it finished. I liked the layout of the original block in these first two pics but did not like the leaves. Originally each leaf was a different fabric and fused on because I was unhappy with my applique skills. Not liking the leaves, I tried making them all the same.
Then I tried my second preferred layout both with
the different fused leaves and with all the same leaves. I opted for the different leaves but not being happy with the fused look, tried machine applique around each one. I didn't like that either.
After some thought I removed all the leaves and settled on four fabrics for the leaves and hand appliqued them. Here's the final quilt with a self-facing. Ah-hhh!
HAPPY SPRING EVERYONE!
It's wonderful. Thanks for sharing your process.
This is beautiful!
I think it's beautiful, which is a nice outcome after your angst over the leaves! Congrats on getting it done.
Adorable! Perseverance wins! love it and the leaves!
Hand applique is a useful technique, once you overcome your fear. Your leaves are perfect!
It's good to that others sometimes struggle too - thanks for sharing. Great result!
Love this little beauty! And the shape/direction of the leaves is totally worth the extra effort :)
so pretty . . . good job working through the process until you were happy with it.
It's so interesting to see all the leaf variations you auditioned–thank you for sharing that. I like where you ended, too. Somehow the symmetric arrangement feels more true to Victoria's original sketch.
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