I worked on my tree yesterday. It was drawn using the oak tree in my backyard as inspiration. I layered diffeerent fabrics on a piece of double sided fusible web. Heat set it, and cut it out. Then I placed it on the background. I love my tree! It was so much fun. I thread sketched it down to keep any little bits from falling off (that didn't get heat set witht the iron).
Then I cut up little snippets from the dyed fabric, after they were placed on double sided fusible web. It was a pain placing each piece of fabric on the background. I had to make sure they were sticky side down. I do not want to buy a new iron today! My little girl loves the swirling leaves. I have had this hanging up all night. Looking at it to decide on a border or not.
To Border or Not That is The Question?
I originally wanted a one patch border all around, a way to use up my stash. (As if that is actually possible!) Looking at it now, I think that would be too busy and would take away from the piece. My husband agrees, he thinks I tend to go a little overboard. I like busy! At this point I am thinking a 2 inch brownish border, maybe a 1/2 inch tiny inner border of orange. I really want to use orange for some reason. Or just bind it. HMMMMMMMMMMM................ I have to think about it.