The light and bright colours of summer are captured in this garden picture. It is seen through a gate which I designed to show a silhouetted garden, with a tree, flowers and grasses. I bought the batik fabric surrounding the gate because it looked like stonework, and I used it to surround the gate, to make an archway.
Machine piecing, machine quilting and hand reverse appliqué
*I'm sometimes asked if I mistakenly cut through my background fabrics when I am needle-turning. The answer is 'yes' and, to cover the problem, I usually sew a spider over the cut and place it in a web!