When I was making a quilt with circles, I wanted make the next one with leaves. Falling down, scattered on the ground, or blown by wind. Light airy look.
First I made a lot of appliqué leaves with two fabrics. All fusible web attached.
Then come to think about background, I decided to make it up with scraps of white and pale colours. Actually I added some light browns and purples too(sorry no photos of progress here, I’m a bad blogger). They are all pieced as some kind of improvised log cabin or crazy quilt with only rectangles.
When it was a time to place leaves, I suddenly thought putting them like spreading from the centre was a good idea rather than gently falling from sky. I think the randomness of background gave me that idea. Anyway so I did. As a result I started quilting from the centre.
And I kept quilting spiral way going outwards with imaginative leaves and organic shapes.