How one thing doth lead to another! I made a linen bib backed with canvas, did a running embroidery stitch to outline the bird applique, and *loved* the juxtaposition of materials. The way the fabric flopped in my hand, the rough textures of the fabric and the smooth gloss of the pearly floss.
The natural next step? An entire quilt top pieced out of thrifted linen dresses. Backed in canvas (no batting) and embroidered around each square.
This thing is so bright it's going to attract hummingbirds and wild bulls--not so great for a picnic!