I used a traditional applique pattern, Hickory Leaf, very slightly modified from Barbara Brackman's book, America's Printed Fabrics, 1770-1890. Here is Barbara's version, which uses large-scale reproduction prints on neutral background:
I love that quilt.
Here's what I did with contemporary prints:
Bad photo of a quilt that is too large to light well and too large to fit flat on my design wall... The color shows better in these details:
It's festive. Kris Barlow did a terrific job of machine-quilting it. I love the way it looks on a (queen-size) bed:
Next time--a preview of the new perpetual project.