This is 'Autumn Tree', an applique wallhanging measuring 27" x 30", which I will definitely be displaying in my home.
I adore the warm autumnal purples and pinks in Denyse Schmidt's Chicopee range, especially on a Kona Bone background. In fact, the leaf shapes are the by-product of the Sizzix Drunkard's Path Fan die!! I always keep these shapely leftovers, and was so pleased to be able to turn some of them into a seasonal project.
Useful tip: Quilt your background first before appliquing on the shapes. This means you don't have those head-scratching moments when trying to decide how to quilt around the shapes.
Satin stitch is my favourite applique technique, and I think it suits the clean lines of the leaves and trunk.
The pattern for this wallhanging is in the October issue of Pretty Patches Magazine.
And maybe one day I will make Spring, Summer & Winter/Christmas versions to hang up with each changing season!!
Hope you are off to a great Autumn!