First Colors of Autumn, #1 (2009)

While walking in the Fall, each year I look for the first colored leaves that I can find…

On a walk one Autumn day, I found these 3 leaves~the first of the season! By tracing the actual leaves, the shapes were cut from autumny colored fabrics, fused into place, and using threadpainting and quilt-stitching texture and movement was added to the design! 

First Colors of Autumn #1, Rayon on cotton, 20″x 20″, © 2009 Joni Beach. Fused-applique and free-motion quilting.

Reminiscent of the wonderfully colored leaves gently falling to the earth! 

[A hanging sleeve is added to the back for displaying. As a Free Bonus gift, a small slat with two holes is included (Can be hung with 2 pins or small nails~not included).

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