For years, I have been planning to do a landscape quilt and have spent a lot of time collecting the fabrics, as well as learning techniques from various quilters. When I found one of my Dad's paintings after he passed away, I immediately knew this was the inspiration for my first landscape quilt.
From my own photographs of birds living in my neighbourhood in Helsinki, Finland I free motion embroidered blocks on white cotton. Sewed them together and free motion quilted heavily around. Since there is no quilting on the birds they rise up brom the background. Cotton batting and backing. For this quilt I used nine of my embroidered bird.