It was the feathered sunflower from the Quilt It! Challenge first project that inspired me to finish my corvid appliques. I just couldn't wait to try a full sized sunflower! It just fit, the perfect sized medallion to dress-up the center block.
I used a silky Gutterman brown to quilt the sunflower and outline the crows and the in-the-ditch allover. Should I have used black thread?
The best part of finishing Corvid Applique was seeing it "come home"- back where it started. You see, when I took new table runner to show the girl's at museum quilting bee - they added to the museum's annual quilt show :) It sure looks nice hanging with the vintage and exhibit quilts, don't you think? I will leave you with two more pictures of the Quilt Show, open thru Memorial Day if you are in town: