When I left you on Sunday, the “More Milkweed Please” piece was at this stage…..
…and obviously, it needed more in the lower right-hand corner.
I decided to add a stem and leaves so first “practiced” the layout using paper, thinking of something like this…..
The stem was easiest to make so I started with it, first cutting a bias strip from the darkest green.
I sprayed it liberally with Magic Sizing…..
….ironed it dry and folded it into a typical bias strip…..
Now it was time for the leaves and I played with several different shapes before I settled on an elongated oval…..
I wanted them to be two-sided so I cut it out of two different fabrics, sewed around the edges, and cut a slit in the back piece.
After snipping a few bits along the curves…..
I turned it to make the leaf…..
It needed some veins, so I drew them in and moved to the machine to stitch them….
THAT is when I realized my problem!!
It was almost impossible to stitch them because there was nothing to hold onto so I didn’t have a lot of control and the stitching didn’t look great…..
At this point, I stopped for the day….frustrated because I couldn’t make it work the way that I wanted!!
Later that night I thought of the perfect solution……
Come back on Saturday for more…..
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