I used baby Rick-Rack for the cherry stems in all the blocks. They are glued on. The birds' feet are all embroidered by hand.
The large center-piece flowers have four layers of fabric to them: dark pink, light pink, white, and gold. The flower vase center is made of tiny ribbon that is glued on and the outer two sides are made of bias tri-fold tape that is blanket stitched down both sides of the tape and enhanced with covered buttons. The words "Flight of Fancy" beneath the vase are not machine appliqued ... they came on a piece of fabric with several of each letter in the alphabet ... I cut out each letter that I needed and sewed the rectangles together to make the block.
I just love how the black polka-dot on yellow background fabric looks like real watering holes on the watering can!
There are 9 square-in-a-square blocks and 15 half-square blocks arranged in small groupings around the quilt top.
I am getting control of my newest sewing machine that I purchased just for doing fancy stitch applique, but still have a long way to go to perfect my curve turning skills! I can certainly change thread (and bobbin) with the best of them, though!!
This is a small quilt, coming in at ~50" by 56". It will make a wonderful table topper or wall hanging.
I hope you like it!
Happy Summer to you all ...
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