Renee wrote this post at the end of January. I was taking out all of the stitching on the appliqué that I’d put in and fixing it. In the meantime I’ve added fusible web to the quilting tools I use (who knew it could be so much fun!). Not only did I take out all of the stitching I changed the whole border. Take a look:
Before cutting out the leaves I drew them on the paper, the leaves were cut free form from several different fabrics. I like the lighter green of the vine rather than the deeper green of the earlier version.
As I told students in my class, try it at least once to see what works for you.
Fabric one is the dark green with the white through it, this was originally in the center.
Fabric two is the lime green.
Fabric three is a gradations type (think Caryl Bryer Fallert). I realized after I finished fusing to that piece I fused on the right side of the fabric. Oh well, it’s now become a design decision!