This is a series I'm playing with involving free standing lace and free motion quilting. I draw the leaves with stitching over whole cloth. The one in the image is hand dyed fabric from another artist. http://www.marbled-arts.com/shopping.htm For the lace leaves, I do the same drawing stitch over a heavy stabilizer instead of fabric. I cut the leaves out
and add them to the quilt. The stabilizer washes out and the leaves add texture and dimension to the piece.