I love the effect she gets here by starting with a gradient of fabrics and then using embroidery stitches over the top to make the flower heads. Stunning! It encourages me to think about my base fabric(s) while embroidering. Linda Kemshall: Painting, plants and embroideries
from TEN CAT GARDEN by MING HSU of Australia - a finalist in Australasian Quilt Convention challenge "TEN" - Wholecloth quilt using vintage floral tablecloth, with ten quilted cats hidden throughout the free-motion quilting. More detail shots, and others from the exhibit, at link. Less virtuoso quilters like me: Think animal line art, an extra layer of batting under that motif, with dense quilting in the background. Image search MING HSU QUILT for much more free-motion goodness!