Donna Seegmueller sent me some pictures of a beautiful pillow she made using dahlias and leaves from my book and gave me permission to share it with you. Isn't it beautiful!
Here's what she said about making it:
for some construction details, I reduced the pattern to 75%. I
selected the colors from my stash of batiks and applied fusible
interfacing, then fussy cut each petal, mirroring the images a couple of
times to achieve directional movement one would see in a garden. For
dimension on each flower, I heat set all the petals, then using
coordinating variegated thread I stitched each petal from its center to its
edge only to secure. The hummingbird on the left is an applique, adapted
and mirrored from the 3-D embroidery on the right. That design came with
my Husqvarna/Viking embroidery machine, in case you need to make note of it.
Finally, I quilted the background by tightly stippling between the
stems and then switching to outline quilting of the humming birds wings for the
I hope your readers enjoy my creation. I enjoyed the challenge and thoroughly
enjoyed working with your design.
I love seeing everyone's projects!