Last week was super busy. In addition to all the regular life stuff, my in-laws were downsizing and moving and we inherited some lovely things so there were some trips over, some clearing space and organizing, some movers, and a whole lot of tired. I’m happy to say, though, that my work area got upgraded and I now have a little studio, which is a good thing. My space behind the sofa started out fine but with all my making, more and more stuff was migrating to the living room and I was having a hard time keeping it all neat and organized.
In getting organized, I discovered just how many scraps I really have so (yikes) so you can expect to see a lot of scrap buster tutorials in the future!
Since I’ve been on the fall pillow kick, I thought I would make a couple of quick applique pillows to add to my #fourrobbinspillowofthemonth collection. And I love leaves!
- Birch leaves PDF
- Maple Leaf PDF
- Sharp Scissors
- Scrap Fabric
- Backing Fabric
- Lite EZ Steam II
Cut out your leaves to use as templates then follow the instructions from my mum tutorial substituting your leaves for the mum petals. It will show you step by step how to use the EZ Steam for your pieces. I cut out the large birch leaf and then just two (2) of the other smaller ones to cut out the six smaller leaves. For the maple leaves, my pillow has about 21 leaves. I quilted these with a layer of batting behind but no backing. I used Aurifil 50 wt. #2340, which is a golden tan color. The birch leaves idea came from this beautiful free photo by @chrislawton
I tried to follow a similar look with my quilting.
Next, for the maple leaves, I laid them out in a heart shape. To quilt, I free motioned hearts over and over in multiple sizes and then free motioned fall over and over as well.
To finish the pillow backs, you can use my hidden zipper pillow back tutorial or turn them into minis to hang up.
I think they turned out so cute!
If you make one, I’d love to see! Post using #fourrobbinsscrapbuster on social media!