The first thing that came to mind was a spring bringing fresh water to the surface. I chose the background fabric to give it a sunset feel and I wanted to put the spring in the woods, but I didn’t want to cover up the pretty fabric. Instead of worrying about the right perspective I just put in branches of flowers which of course mean spring has arrived.
I used organza for the water flowing down between the rocks.This is a close up that shows the rocks on the left and the flowers not quilted. I thought you might like to see how different they look before quilting.
I used the zig-zag stitch to free-motion quilt the flowers.
Here is the back of the quilt. I used lavender thread so that it would show up, but wouldn't be harsh.