As I'm sure you know, I'm one of 160 members of the current Doll Quit Swap on Flickr. I LOVE this swap!! It's a secret swap and I have no idea who has my name, and I only know who my own partner is. It's so fun!! Last time in DQS7 I made the "Chickenfoot" quilt and the one Princess one, plus one other for my swap partner. (Sometimes my partner is the last on my list because I have so many ideas in my head that have to come out first.) I know, I'm bad! Such is life! Actually, that was the case with this one which I'm calling, "Think Spring".
First I started with a tree trunk, a base tree and ground cover:
After I got all those on, I hand stitched one stitch in each leaf for stability sake, (going around each with the sewing machine would have taken forever, I figured. LOL) I also added the birds at this point. See.....one is appliqued and the other one is not at this point.
Next, I sandwiched the layers and started doing the hand quilting by adding black colonial knots to the tree base and ground cover. I should have counted how many. It seemed as though I was knotting forever! Here is a close up of the top.
Just about done. Finally I did white colonial knots in the sky area to finish it off and took a few stitches in the birds tail feathers to add some color. And ta-da.....a finished folk art quilt.
I hope you like it as much as I do. This is not for my partner. I do have someone special in mind though.....but, I'm not telling!!!