This is another one of Dorothy's gorgeous applique quilts. She hand appliques like a machine! I stitched in the ditch around all the flowers and leaves. For the plates themselves I decided to stitch between the blades and add a simple spiral in the centers.
The the pillow section of this quilt had me a little perplexed from the start, as it changes up the spacing for the background significantly. I decided an all over approach would be best. When it came to my attention that Dorothy has a special affection for dragonflies, my dilemma was solved.
I drew the outline of the dragonfly shape with a homemade stencil, and free handed all the details. The rest of the background was filled with gentle curls with a bit of a teardrop shape in the center to keep them feeling soft.
The piano key border got stitched in the ditch and the beige border got a simple "e and l" treatment so it wouldn't try to compete with the rest of the quilt.
And a couple of shots of the back because it is pretty too!