This piece came about as a way to try a couple of machine techniques that I had read about but never tried before. The machine felting was very easy, and gave the nest a great look and texture. The Sashiko machine stitch is really lovely and highlights the water while still leaving it in the background of the quilt. Overall, I really had fun wth this challenge, and discovered some new techniques that I will certainly work into my repitoire.
Materials used: Old clothing fabric, wool yarn, rayon thread, seed bead
Techniques used: Piecing, raw-edge applique, thread painting, machine sashiko stitch, machine felting, decorative machine stitching.