This is what the birds are being appliqued onto; the piece will then be sent out by Thursday to Breaking Traditions 2008:
The dots on the hands aren't chicken pox (*grin*) -- they're the pins which I've used to hold the layers together for free-motion quilting on the black background. The birds will be appliqued so it looks like they're flying from out of the hands. The picture of the piece in final will be posted on my other blog by Thursday.
AND...BTW...Christine's sampler has arrived and I've started on my band already, that pic will be up in my next post; OMG everyone's work is SO beautiful!! Girls, you rock!!