As a machine quilter I like to try new designs and quilting ideas. I am always buying books for inspiration and a book I purchased recently was "Just Leaf It" by Kim Stotsenberg. As the title suggests, the book explains how to quilt leaves into quilts, giving ideas for borders, sashing and blocks.
I am usually not brave enough to quilt a new design straight onto a quilt without at least having practiced it. This time, I decided to make a small wholecloth quilt to try out these new leaves. My little "Just Leaf It" wholecloth quilt is about 20 inches square.
Here are some close-ups of the quilting.
This was also the first time I had quilted the pebble background fill. I love the look of the pebbles and the way it has made the leaves pop up. The pebbles were, however, a very time consuming background fill to quilt and I found it hard to relax while quilting them.
I loved making this little quilt which now hangs in my studio - it is great to be able to show customers a quilting design on a quilt rather than on paper.