The 15" blue-green botanic fabric squares helped define the pastel shapes. By choosing to machine applique with a clear mono-filament thread, I minimized my time investment yet stayed true to the original design. I could have combined the set of 4 basket blocks into one wall hanging (see photo) but I chose to finish them individually as donations to the Providence Spiritual Care Center for the dying. The pansy wreath is the first of my Guild Auction donations for 2011.
Working on UFO's (Unfinished objects) ahead of my monthly schedule will grant me a buffer when garden season kicks in and studio time diminishes. All repetitive steps on these five small quilts were done in an assembly line progression. It saves time, motion and effort to do all the measuring, cutting, ironing, fusing, applique, piecing, layering, quilting and binding in stages for multiple projects. The payoff is when the last step is completed for all quilts simultaneously! The photo below shows the quilt work ~ machine stitched in clear monofilament thread.
The quilt on the left was titled by the Guild's Silent Auction Committee. It is now known as "Dancing Bouquet".