A Cherrywood Challenge

I have been incubating an idea for the 2016 Cherrywood Challenge and finally started it today.  Below are the pics of the dimensional leaves being “veined” and then sewn into the background strips and finally the rough finish.  Now to find the right quilting pattern.  I’m thinking it will include a silhouette of a tree that I don’t know the name of but do have the shape in mind.  The quilting will be done with metallic gold thread as are the veins of the leaves.  Hopefully it will look a little more related to the theme after quilting. I may get this done yet–it has to be quilted before summer travels.

leavesstrips with leavesready for quilting