Yellow Coneflowers is a hand appliqued wall quilt inspired by Kumiko Sudo's quilts. It was the first time I used bamboo batting for hand quilting. I like the silky feel of the bamboo and the softly quilted quality it achieved. I tried using a hoop for the quilting but the dimension of the flower petals kept getting in the way so most of the quilting was done without a hoop. I liked the way that felt with all the fabric and batting soft and bunched up in my hands. Here is a shout out to all the "liberated quilters" and the freedom to do what feels good and works for you. This quilt is currently on display at the Appalachian Art Center retail gallery.