Just a quick post with picture of Not Orange Peel finally finished. There was only just enough sunlight to get these pics...
First the whole quilt, showing how the stems (of varying lengths) and leaves are laid out:
Some quilting detail: the lines were machine quilted in expanding curves - marked out in washable pen
Along one side of the back, a rainbow stripe which uses one piece of every "leaf" fabric used on the front:
More quilting action:
And another part of the rainbow strip
I have to say it turned out looking really nice, and I'm very pleased with it.
Next quilt has hexagons on....