The leaf prints came out very well, and I ended up with many more than I will use in the current project. I plan to applique them onto a pieced background, and am now piecing that. I have cut the squares 1 3/4 " by 1 3/4" so that they will finish to about 1 1/4".
I have a "portable flannel wall" made out of a piece of 2" thick styro-foam, 2ft by 4 ft. I can take this anywhere I want to work, and lean it against a table or chair. I did this, and then sat in front of it to arrange the squares in a good array. They were then pieced, row by row. Here it is in progress, and a close-up of the finished rows. All of the fabrics are hand dyed, most of them by a low water immersion process. I have tried to create a slow gradation from light to dark, from top to bottom, of the piece. Sorry about the poor colour in the close-up, The first picture is close to actual colour. I had trouble with the flash, and the second one got over exposed. I didn't realize that until I actually posted them.
As the finished piece will be entered into an exhibition, I won't be able to post it when it's done. Sorry about that.
With the left over cut squares, I plan to piece them together into a square about 10" by 10", to use as a "doodle cloth" to try a couple of different options for quilting the piece, and for attaching the leaf prints.
I plan to link this with The Needle and Thread Network