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Oakleaf Hydrangea Project – Leaf Two

For this panel, I chose to machine stitch the background and hand stitch the leaf outline. This treatment seems to draw more focus to the leaf. Color washed with Jacquard Dye-Na-Flow, hand-painted with Jacquard Textile paint. Free motion quilting on a flannel backing.


One of six children, I was raised by a busy mom, who instilled in me a love of fabric. Though I learned to sew and knit at a young age, it was the arrival of my first grandchild that pushed me into action. A long-time knitter, I am now ready to explore all things fiber.

4 thoughts on “Oakleaf Hydrangea Project – Leaf Two

  1. The stitching on this one makes the leaf stand out more and doesn’t draw the eye away. I like that the quilting design is organic, which fits with the leaf. As far as edge stitching, maybe a small zig-zag in thread that matches the background. If you want to hand stitch, I suggest a running stitch in thread that matches the background. Facing is also an option.

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