Friday, April 15, 2016
Karen's Doodle Quilt--Doodleleaf
I always liked the look of "doodles"! I have many books on Zentangle but never put it to fabric. I drew 4 different pictures before I came back to what I like to create with fabric. Leaves. I used
a hand-dyed fabric by Mary Walter. (Who happens to be a good friend of mine and so I'm lucky to be able to own many of her great fabrics!) I used Mettler cotton thread 50wt in Hunter Green. If I wanted a thicker look I used a small zig-zag with free motion. The background quilting was done with YLI monofilament thread.
My favorite part of this is the veins. Which inspired me to begin a large leaf full of vein work. This is the drawing I started with.