- Trace the leaf shape on to the dull side of freezer paper, cut out on the lines.
- Press the shiny side of the pattern to the right side of selected fabric.
- Cut it out with a scan 1/4" seam allowance.
- Turn the leaf over to the back side and place it on a piece of colored paper (red works).
- Ciip inside curves and V-shapes almost to the edge of the leaf.
- Using a glue stick, put 3-4" of glue along the seam allowance.
- Using the smallest Apliquick rod, fold the seam allowance to the fabric (wrong side) and press it firmly in place.
- When the entire leaf is done, let it dry then peel off the freezer paper.
- Press from the right side with a dry iron.
- Pin in place on the quilt background and to the next leaf...
- When done, applique around the edges and enhance with quilting.
This isn't as time-consuming as it sounds. The Apliquick Rods (See right side of the link for these) are amazingly helpful and even fun to use. It is going to take many hockey and soccer games to hand applique them in their final positions though. I just hope my son is not an old man before he gets this quilt!
PS... He told me he didn't want to see it until it was done, but then changed his mind. We invited him here for pizza Sunday night, but he had plans so invited us to his house. So I took the sketches (link here), and his reaction was a positive boost to my procrastination. For this I am thankful!