As I mentioned in my last post all of the quilts have had such different personality's and this one especially. It involves more appliqués and embroidery then the others and has a wonderfully simple design and color palette.
Fly Away Home by Julie Knoblock
I started machine appliquéing the pieces on over the weekend and have just started embroidering the bird on the cream circle which will then be attached to the front. The pattern called for felt for the tree, cream circle, and small gold ovals but I was concerned about washability and decided to use fleece instead. The fleece has worked really well and will be softer for a baby to lay on. All of the appliqué is backed with a fusible interfacing which is making it a little stiff at the moment but it will soften up with washing. This quilt has been so different from the last having irregular details and a playful quality I can't wait to see how it turns out.