African VioletsSeptember 1, 2006
I’ve been having fun in my little bits of free time this week working on these small raw edge applique projects. They are about 8″ x 8″ and will hang in my kitchen where I keep my collection of live African Violets.
I freehand cut the shapes as I looked at the real flowers. My lightbulb moment came when I realized I should run the dark lines in the fabric to indicate veins and shadows on the leaves and petals (DUH!).
I tacked the pieces down with glue stick (acid-free!) and with all the layers in place I quilted with YLI invisible thread around all the pieces and also quilted some details. I plan to wash the pieces and dry them in the dryer so that the raw edges will ravel even more. Then, with a few beads and some binding they will be ready to hang.
I love small, quick projects!