I entitled my small quilt, "Mother's Day" since the swan has laid a clutch of eggs and it is spring. I attempted to capture the sunlit greens of early spring and the flowers, which should be blooming at that time. I used 100% cotton fabric and thread along with light-weight batting for my piece. The image of the swan and nest is handpainted in thinned acrylic paints on white cotton fabric. The flowers which simulate watercolor are applied in a Broderie Perse fashion with thread painting to help them blend in with ther background. The swan and background are heavily machine quilted to give emphasis and dimension. I used a small yellow-green border to repeat the sunlit areas. I bound the edges with an oriental inspired fabric which I thought complimented the subject matter, which has an oriental feel.