This was a challenge in Minnesota Quilters Guild. Challenge: 32 item scavenger hunt. It won 2 first place awards.
The background was pieced by drawing random curvy shapes on freezer paper including registration marks so it could be put back together. The tree was couched with yarn. Circles were machine embroidered, appliqued to the outer circle with invisible thread, then hand appliqued to the quilt. Free motion quilting was mostly McTavishing to blend into the background. What an honor to have received both 1st places!