The next step in making Down The Rabbit Hole is adding 51 leaves! I don't do needle turned applique my preferred method is to use freezer paper and starch. Rather than cut 51 freezer paper leaves I decided to use some heat resistant Mylar and see how it worked out. First I traced in pencil on the wrong side the shape of the finished leaf and cut them out with a generous seam allowance. I decided to run a basting thread around the curve of the leaf.
Here are the first ones that I placed around the centre.
I placed all the leaves that I cut before starting to turn the edges on my design wall. I over cut the leaves and I think there are about 56 leaves with about another thirty that I cut. I decided to turn all the leaves as I like the look of the bigger leaves and want to create that volume illusion with the turned leaves.
We have some lovely heritage homes in New Westminster and I was parked in front of this side by side duplex. This side still had the original stained glass windows on the main and upper floor.