In this photo, I've hooped green organza and free motion stitched small irregular pieces to use as foliage. I do like the spring action hoops for quick release. These can be purchased quite inexpensively. I believe, mine came from Wal Mart.
|Cut out stitched pieces from organza|
Small flower pots were drawn on fabric, stitched, cut out and machine appliqued to a background.
I put a temporary mat over the background to give me a boundary for working. As you can see, some of the pieces are already stitched to the background. Some applique pins are holding a few other pieces in place that will get stitched tomorrow. Then the hand embroidery begins.HERE how these came to be created.
On another note, I joined the Mahone Bay Quilt Guild in September. They have a great web site that goes back quite a number of years. Grab a cup of something and check them out HERE.