My inspiration was blossoms drifting on a gentle spring breeze into a serene, secluded pond.
The blossoms are appliqued using white fabric, and quilted in pale pink to give that tinge of colour. I hadn't anticipated this 2-layered one would curve during quilting (it's 2 layers of white, joined by vliesofix and satin-stitched and closely trimmed) but I love the three-dimensional effect; much better than if it had remained flat as expected! It did take some creative packaging to get it to the US un-flattened, though!
I bought a hot-fix crystal applicator ages ago (after I received 'Believe' from Margaret), but hadn't had the perfect project for them until this.
And here's the back; just to prove the pink was indeed added through quilting and therefore within guidelines!!!
Tami has blogged it here and you can see the whole quilt with the crystals. I'm so glad you like it and that it suits your studio, Tami!
Now I'm looking forward to the next round of this swap, whatever form it may take! Thanks again, Margaret.