As you know I did various paintings of curled up Fall leaves so I chose one of them to make into an art quilt. I traced the original painting and then enlarged it on my photocopier. I have decided to make it about 24"X 24" so it wasn't a big deal to enlarge that way. If I had planned to make it larger, I would have gone to Staples and had them print a copy off on their large format printer.
Tracing and design enlarged
So once I have my enlarged pattern, I tape several pieces of tracing paper together and retrace the enlarged pattern onto it.
Tracing paper on top of original enlargement
I marked each leaf with a different colour so I could see which leaf had to be completed first.
The code letters and symbols in each shape indicate the colour of fabric to use for that shape.
Using my original painting I chose the colours of fabric I wanted to use.
Enlarged tracing is placed on top of the background fabric so I can determine where each piece needs to be placed.
Tracing paper patterns
I use sharp nail scissors to cut the pieces out.
This shows you how I use the tracing to help me position my pieces.
This is as far as I got today. With the shadows in place, it will help me to position the rest of the leaves properly.
To all my blog friends, I wish you a Wonderful Christmas and a Blessed New Year!!