Over the Rainbow – Day 4

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade – or put lemon leaves on your quilt.

Today, I learned that the Leaves Galore can be used to make more than melons. It can be used to make lemon leaves. I cut 36 leaves and then chopped about an inch off one end of the leaves. This step reduced bulk for the applique, which will be placed over the leaves.

The leaves were fused to the background and then sewn with a blanket stitch. The blanket stitch was a bit trickier for these shapes as they have the sharp point. To accommodate the sharp point, the depth of the blanket stitch had to decrease as I approached the tip.

I am pleased with my progress so far. I have almost caught up!

Happy Quilting


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