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And now for the foreground. I made a pattern of the pig's face and cut a quarter circle for the sun. Hmmm... leaves or not? Yes, definitely leaves to balance out the sun on the other side!
I did raw edge applique on the entire piece, including the small areas of the leaves. To make the pebbled wall, I layered the fabric onto a piece of batting and filled the area with continous different-sized loops. I cut the wall along some of the larger circles to give it a ragged appearance, then I applique'd it down along the top edge. Pin the wall or use spray adhesive to hold in place, then quilt as desired.
So here's Petunia, peeking over a stone wall, with her curly pink tail in the air!
I used buttons for her tail; I could also have embellished with bugs, butterflies, wiggly worms, whatever... or I could have extended the leaves down the wall... but I wanted to keep this one simple.
Here's another one I did, using yellow crumbs to make the background for a larger quilt;
here. One note though ... if you're making a large quilt, I'd try to use larger pieces for the background, else all those seams might create a challenge when you go to quilt it. Just saying.
Here's another small one I made of a water bearer, using leftover yellow pieces from the quilt mentioned above.
In my opinion, she doesn't need anything else except binding; the many shades in the yellow background have enough movement and texture!
Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed my tutorial!
Sew forth and sew on til later