I started by perusing my Pinterest board where I collect embroidery ideas. I picked an Urban Threads design of Autumn leaves. The design comes with the leaves individually and with the leaves on a tree. The tree would look fabulous as the centre of a cushion - maybe one day.
The embroidery is done on Essex Yarn Dyed Linen in natural with DMC 3809. I used two strands to outline the leaves and one strand for all of the internal detail.
I did some more graffiti quilting - you can see it this time, because I didn't have a thread that matched the fabric. I think it's Aurifil 4654 - a variegated turquoise.
|This bottom photo shows the colour better!|
The fabrics are Botanics on the front and a similar coloured solid on the back, and more Botanics for the lining.
I used the same tutorial as for the red zippy pouch with rotary cut panels and boxed corners.