This is the older version 5/24/13.
Next, I will be glue basting the appliques and then machine quilting the background.
I painted in waves with acrylic paint and attached the leaves with a zigzag stitch.
I need to decide on the free motion technique that I will use. My confidence is flying right out the window in this area but since I am trying to not take my art so seriously, I will consider this a practice piece and forge ahead.