|Scrap Basket applique progress|
|I'm thinking it needs some leaves.....|
|Bits and pieces of bias stems and leaves|
Think about how many times you've cut a small leaf out of scrap fabric and then tossed it into the trash because it was simply the wrong size or color. I know I probably threw away a small forest of trees before I decided to start being a hoarder instead.*wink
Okay, yes! Most of the time the size is wrong or the color doesn't work for the current project. That part doesn't matter when you're in the auditioning phase. Not at first. What you really want is a quick look at an idea you've formed in your mind for what (might) need to happen next.
You just never know. Many times the difference is extremely subtle and you wonder why you even keep trying various combinations. A leaf is a leaf is a leaf..... And then you find something that clicks and suddenly everything makes sense again!
Now I need to go find some fabrics that look similar to the leaves I like there on the design wall. I can't sew them 'as is' or they would start looking scrawny from the lost seam allowances....
|Light and dark leaf|
|Leaves close to same value|
|Medium and dark leaf|