I then made patterns from these shapes.
I then cut out the shapes in a variation of Autumnal colours in felt and then grouped them together in an attractive way using a strip of calico to attach the shapes on to.
Then I also used stitching lines to accentuate the leaves shapes and add movement and energy to the whole piece. I made an across row and two down rows as if it would hang around a fireplace.
You could use this principle to make all sorts of bower decoration and the great thing is you can put them away and easily get them out again next year.
Here are my favourite Echino seasonal fabrics available in the shop today.