Sharonb at http://www.pintangle.com/ posted the Chained Cross Stitch this week. I'd never done that one before. I did a couple of rows in the normal way, a row changing the width, and then did a random one.
This was a piece of pleated fabric that was in my scrap pile. I used leaves as a mask, then transfer printed the background using paper painted with transfer paints. I machine embroidered the outline and veins to make the leaves stand out.This one is leaves stenciled with textile paint on batting then machine stitched.
The Art quilt group comes here today, so I guess I'd better finish getting ready.