I cut the leaves and "flowers" freehand, straight from the fabric - so fun - I mean, really fun! Like being a kid again cutting shapes out of construction paper.
Simple machine blanket stitch, sewn "off" to allow for fraying - I really like that texture!
I had trouble with the vines puckering on the inside curves... but not so much trouble that I feel like redoing them. My philosophy is that these imperfections get "quilted out" ... or perhaps I will add a few more "flowers"... we'll see... it's a process...
Every time I turn around, there's Molly. She likes to stay involved;).
Made the cornerstones - just using extra 2" squares from star construction -
And now... reluctantly... I am off to the grocery store (ugh)... as the people do need to be fed!! What's for dinner tonight in your neck of the woods?