In order to continue my "swirl" quilting practice, I had to come up with a quick design that would incorporate a solid white background, plus still contain elements contingent with an appropriate angel doll swap quilt. What to do? I was just about "flowered" out until I thought of trees with flowers.....and birds......of course birds......who doesn't like birds?? But flowers, again, I thought? Until I spotted a new fabric I recently bought called, "Kashmir" laying on my dining room table. It's part of the new Marylebone collection by Rowan. (If you have a chance to see the whole line, please do.........it's gorgeous!!) Anyway, I grabbed the drawing paper and fabric and went to town. After I ironed a big hunk of steam a seam on it, I started cutting:
And after I fused the tree to the background, I fused the flowers on too.
Naturally, I had to add a few leaves and stems to the flowers on the ground so once I did that, it was time for quilting. (My new favorite thing!!) And.....in case you're wondering, I use 505 spray adhesive to keep all the layers together evenly, not pins.
Once I was done quilting, I squared it off and decided to bind it with the same fabric that I used to cut out the flowers. I thought it would tie the whole thing together.
My quilting is getting pretty good, huh? Maybe it's time to move on to another pattern!