I wanted to show you how I quilted around some trees in this new piece called "In the Fields". I wanted to be able to quilt around the first tree, but I wanted to tuck the ends of all the trees under the fields. So I left the two left trees fused to release paper in the upper portion and tucked the trunks in under the fields and fused them down. I then folded back the two right trees and quilted the one on the left. Once it was quilted I removed the next tree from the paper and fused it down and quilted it. Finally I fused down the third tree and quilted it. I did stitch in the ditch around the trunk and then a decorative stitch up the tree branch. I picked a stitch that looked like chicken feet and narrowed it. It is fun to use those decorative stitches.
I pillow cased the edge of this quilt rather than put a binding on it, and marked a 1/2" mark in from the outside edge and straight line quilting up to that 1/2" mark. I think it turned out well.