Although summer is over, the autumn colours make everything seem warm and cosy. I was out and about a couple of days ago and came across some gourds for sale and I thought they'd look great on my garden table, popped into a few plant pots.
Couldn't resist bringing one inside for a spot of drawing!
Here's the freezer paper outlines again being auditioned against some orange home-dyed fabrics to give me an idea of size etc.
To keep it simple I've chosen to do my gourd in greens but you could choose any colours as long as you had a dark, a medium and a light fabric. You will need to iron on some bondaweb to the reverse side of the fabrics.
The easiest way to tackle the next stage, is to cut out the entire gourd shape in the mid tone green fabric.
Once the basic shape is cut, peel off the bondaweb backing and iron the shape into place on the background.
Until you have the image fixed firmly to your background cloth.
I've added some 1/4" masking tape to give me some perspective lines for my free motion machining.
The completed piece.
I like free machining but I think this looked better in just fabric - interesting!