My head was bussing with ideas following the West Country Quilt Show and seeing a number of textile artists there. On Sunday after seeing Helen Howes tree technique on her website I decided to have a go. The colour to be featured in these quilts is Yellow and I chose a dark mustard yellow with gold highlights for the tree.
I also purchased Gillian Travis' book of Interchange Applique quilts, but instead of using one of her patterns my thoughts were of drawing my own and it made me think of rainbow carrots. A bit random, I know, but not completely mad as I'd seen packs of rainbow carrots in M&S. I used my painted fabric as backgrounds on which to applique the colourful carrots and stitched down with straight line quilting. It was finished by sewing the backing fabric and bagging out.