This is a small section of what I've been busy doing lately. I am teaching a dyeing,using dyed fabrics, and free motion quilting workshop in Jan so have been organising some class samples. I have always liked Japanese quilts so I decided to use their cherry blossom as a raw edge applique. I have free motioned a leaf motif to make the flowers float. I use small motifs to escape the "death by stippling" routine. I used a 50wt variegated valdani thread . I am currently finishing off the stamens in the rest of the blossoms. For the first time I have used iron on pellon and have used some of the embroidery as quilting. Trying to use time saving techniques as the workshop is not long.
I also used free motion satin stitch as I felt the wider feed dogs up satin stitch too chunky and straight looking.