bloggers who are really wanting to learn/improve their FMQ skills. It is my honor to help you on this quest . Not to mention the new blogs I have found ! Just how many items can you have in your favorites list? Early on in my teaching career, I discovered something very important. You will always learn something as you teach and students can inspire the teacher also. I haven't done a leaf quilt in a while. This one is fused with Misty fuse, then thread quilted (the leaf part only) using a water soluble stabilizer on the back. (no batting). After soaking the stabilizer off, I used a thick towel to soak up most of the water. While it is still damp I used water color pencils to color in and shade the veins, and add some color to this solid green fabric. I then ironed it dry and quilted the whole leaf piece ( batting and backing ) The Grey/ black background is quilted separately. I will hand attach the leaf quilt to the background quilt. I want to thank all of you for this inspiration. Life is sooo good!