Deborah Stanley gave to me. This time I wanted to experiment with a quilting design for the Quilts on the Wall "Maps" quilt theme that will be submitted in March, 2013. I had been in a quandary about how I should quilt around the figure in my quilt, but when my eye fell on the print in one of Deborah's swatches, I figured I could adapt it and that it would be just what the doctor ordered. The scroll quilting around the flower in this 6" mounted quilt is what I am now using, The scrolls in this piece are cut off due to the size of this work; however, they will be full and connected scrolls in the larger "Maps" quilt.
More frequently than not, my freemotion quilting "practice" pieces are turning into little works on their own. Now that I've refined the process of making 6" stretcher bar frames, I may never again look at practice pieces as only practice.