I created a fiery cluster of tiny English paper pieced leaves for a tree on top of a hexagon background. The background of hexagons consists of several favorite fabrics as well as pieces of one my favorite baby shirts he wore.
The tree and carriage were completed with needle-turn applique and elements of hand and machine embroidery were also used. There is very minimal quilting- I simply stitched around the edges of the outer "slab" of hexagons.
The quilt measures 18 x 21 and even though it's the size of a fat quarter, it was more time intensive than a lot of the queen-sized quilts I've made. This is my original design. Good luck to all of the entrants!