Nellie"s Needles

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Pounded Leaf Piece

Remember this piece of muslin with leaves pounded into it? I have backed it with a thin layer of batting and embroidered many seed stitches between the leaves.
I pieced the background fabrics that had been chosen to showcase the leaves. Then I machine quilted it.
Yarns were also couched to the striped panel to give the effect of a stand of saplings. The loose ends will get trimmed away after something gets couched along the horizontal seams above and below that section.
The leaf piece was added to the background and I machine quilted around the individual leaves. Now I'm in the process of add many more seed stitches that pass through all the layers and spill off the muslin panel onto the background.
To view the beginning of this piece as well as other work that incorporates pounded botanical materials click on the label at the end of this post.

6 comments:

self taught artist said...

i love your leaf poundings nellie...so fossilly and aged.

Karen said...

I love the seed stitching on the pounded leaf piece! Adding it to a larger quilt really gives it somme oomph, Looking forward to seeing how you bring the two together with the addition of more seed stitches!

Marty's Fiber Musings said...

WOW... I love this art quilts. Beautiful work.

arlee said...

i like the way it floats---superceding winters dried remains...

jude said...

i like how you have incorporated the fringe.

Caroline and Jayne said...

hese are beautiful as usual x
x Jayne x