For over 30 years quilters have come together here during Columbus week to learn new things and enjoy each others company. Weather was just perfect this time, and so was my class of 8 ladies eager to learn free form rotary cutting and sewing curves. I have come up with many variations over the years of this simple block, but still there are new inspirations for new variations to come. Making some blocks into free form leaves has become a favorite, not just by me but also by many taking this class. Below are several outstanding examples of that. Enjoy!
Jeri's leaves continues her love for black and white.
This wall quilt will probably stay asymetrical, with a nice quilt design in the dark area. The red piping is perfect.
Susan in front of some of the leaves she made. She chose a very skinny vein to go through the leaves, and that is very effective. The setting in the large green squares will give her many options for how to put them together. This will be another very vibrant piece.
Mary Bugg from Ohio brought some very rich fabrics to work with. The blue tones just made this beautiful square from 4 blocks. She is planning to add similar blocks in brown and pinks to compliment the blues
Ginny Diefenbaugh from Ohio made a very bright and colorful wall piece with several blocks in the Transfer paint class last year. She now added embroidery outline around the leaf shapes and quilted it. Beautiful result!