Okay - not exactly a quilt, but close enough, and I REALLY want to show these off, as I am totally stoked at how they came out! Definite room for improvement, but still . . .
Here you go - Maple Leaf:
Both together, just for the heck of it:
This is a pattern I got from Keepsake Quilting, and you use this really stiff double-sided fusible interfacing that softens up when heated so you can mold it into a bowl shape - I can look up the name if anyone is interested, but can't remember it off the top of my head.
You fuse a backing fabric (didn't get shots of the back, but that's batik, too) to the back, then fuse the various pieces to the front of the bowl. Then you stitch all around to make the veins in the leaf, and to keep the fabrics on better. Then you cut it out - all the detail shapes - and go aroudn the edges with a loose satin stitch. I need a bit of work on my technique with this - might try using embroidery floss around the edges next time - wasn't feeling that ambitious just yet. Then steam it to make it flexible and mold it over a bowl and let it cool and harden. Pretty easy, other than the stitching around the edges - man is that a pain!
Anyhow, thanks for looking!!!