Today was the unveiling of our first AQAW challenge for this year, the subject was 'Flora.'
I decided to use the 'discharge dying' method for this challenge. A single piece of black home spun was cut, dyed, stamped and used for the front of the quilt and the binding.
I picked some different sized leaves from the ficifolia tree (flowering gum) in our garden and made stencils from freezer paper.
Using a spray bottle and bleach solution I discharge dyed around the leaf templates. The pieces on the bottom left and right hand side were pleated, tied with string and then dropped into the left over bleach solution.
The leaves have been outlined in gold thread.
The circle shapes are stamped in gold fabric paint using a gum nut as a stamp.