So the next step was to cut leaf shapes from each of Jim's fabrics. I stacked a few layers at a time and just started cutting. After working on so many appliqué projects over the years I really did not need a template or pattern.
As the super bowl started, I started cutting. By the time I got to the last bin of hand dyed fabric I realized the I was going to need more background to accommodate all my leaves. Hence - the reference to one of my favorite movies, Jaws. When Brody sees Jaws for the first time his response is "We're going to need a bigger boat." That was my thought as my pile of leaves kept growing.
I ended up with over 130, 2-inch leaves!
My solution to accommodate my leaves are wide borders. Tomorrow, I will share an easy way to add borders. NO MEASURING!
Until next time,
best stitches from Mercy in Miami