Jungle Leaves

7 Sep 2009
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Inspired by a close up detail of a leaf on a plant I photographed growing in the local rain forest. I've used a wide variety of different greens to create the detail of the leaf veins and each piece was individually cut and applied using invisible machine applique.

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kammal wrote
on 9 Sep 2009 3:22 AM

Very nice!  It takes me to the ferns of the Pacific Norhwest.......Good use of color.

ckp1028m wrote
on 10 Sep 2009 8:17 AM

I am very intrigued by your beautiful leaf quilt. What size is it? The fabrics are fabulous greens are my favorites!!!  Looks like a blue ribbon winner to me.


AnneM93 wrote
on 11 Sep 2009 8:03 AM

Thank you Kammal and Colleen. This is quite a small quilt 17 inches x 21 inches. I love green too and I have more green in my stash than any other colour. If you are interested you can see how I went about making this quilt on my blog Anne's creative Threads under "Detail of Jungle Leaves Wall Hanging".


on 11 Sep 2009 3:30 PM

Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful!!!

AnneM93 wrote
on 11 Sep 2009 8:47 PM

Thanks Karen.

ckp1028m wrote
on 12 Sep 2009 7:34 AM

Anne, I have just viewed your blog and the details of this fabulous leaf design. I am totally overwhelmed at your talent and creativity. The tutorial on fabric painting has certainly peaked my curiosity! Especially the piece with the blue sky and green foreground.  AMAZING WORK!!! I would love to follow your blog but not sure how, could you please advise? My blog is:

colleen-colleensquilting journey.blogspot.com

I noticed you had Tammy at Quilt Pictures.com on your list --- I also have quilts on her site with stories for most of them.

Thank you for sharing.

Gwen Gwinner wrote
on 27 Sep 2009 7:23 PM


Truly exquisite work.  I read through your blog and was very interested in your techniques; one especially is the paintsticks rubbed over the leaves. I have paintsticks and not used them yet, but I will certainly try this method with your tips. Thank you so much for sharing and adding so much detail with photos in your explanations.


AnneM93 wrote
on 28 Sep 2009 2:04 AM


thank you for your comments about my work and my blog. It's a great pleasure for me to be able to share some of what I do because living here in Brunei, in South East Asia, I am rather isolated from the quilting world, so it is great to be able to communicate with others through the internet.

I have just got my paintstiks project out again as it has been sitting in a cupboard for a few months waiting to be finished. While I was trying to match fabric for something else I suddenly thought of it again as the fabric was just what I wanted for the borders. Today I added the borders and am now just in the middle of quilting it so once it is finished I'll write it up in my blog and post a picture to the gallery.