I got a couple of hours free over the weekend to do some quilting. I had pieced the small batik table runner, so it got my attention. Through the center I quilted a free form flower--center and petals---and a trail of leaves to join them.
This is the backside of white and it shows better. Note that not each flower is the same size.....and not every petal is perfect. Even in the flower garden, imperfect petals are the norm around here! I mostly hit the mark on them and that is exactly how it grows in the garden.
Back to the front side. I debated on just a stipple in the light areas.......but some feathers won out. Each area of light is quilted just a bit differently, too. Some feathers curve, others are sort of wavy, and the last two curl around. It is hard to break with the habitual free motion "hand" that you develop, I think.
This pattern is from Connie at Freemotion by the River. I was working with leftover parts and had to reduce the width about an inch. That is when I realized that the pattern is quite similar to the "Soul Seaching" block. Using scraps I could easily turn a section into a block using a mix of scraps in a single color. I may add that to my plan for later this year.
Life returns to a sort of normal routine this week, and I have lots to bits to clean up. Happy stitching.