Saturday, February 09, 2013
This was a fun challenge and my first attempt at free-motion quilting. I used the patchwork square's background for visual texture, as well as the quilting, and added some Origami petals for flowers, which I first folded and stitched and then appliqued them onto the background. The centers of the flowers were heavily stitched with variegated thread and then added some puff ball trim around the centers to accentuate them even more. The one thing I wished I would have done differently was use a darker ribbon for the stems, since I think they tend to get lost in the background. The piece measures 20.5" x 26.5". Comments are most welcome.