6. Slice the whole collage in random sorts of ways, and do "stitch & flip" corners before re-assembling. I do this with green fabric, to look like spikey plants. Knowing this will be a wall hanging and never get used or washed, I use 1/8" seam allowances.
7. Layer batting and backing, and begin quilting the sandwich together. PICTURE 3 & 4. For the quilting, I use dark and medium blue at the bottom, medium blue in the middle, and pale blue at the top. I keep the same gray bobbin thread throughout.
8. Trim edges neatly and snip the top to look the way I want. In one place, I add some fabric to fill a hole at the top. Now I think it looks like snow-capped peaks in the distance.
Ultimately, this will be a small wall hanging, but it's not ready yet. I feel like it needs either a frame, or some third dimensional element. I will let it sit for a while, and see what it wants to be.
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