I think I have almost enough flowers to start my Garden piece. Here they are laid out on my counter. Some are painted, others are pieced from fabric.
Now I will attempt to free motion stitch each flower. I need to add some little printed signs - the theme is friendship. I was planning on embroidering words but just now got the idea of printed ones (like the little signs you see in public gardens). The pieced background is not exact but I am hoping that machine and hand stitching and then quilting will do the trick. It looks like a long process. And I want to finish it by the end of February.