Actually, Secret Garden was parallel processing with Hidden Treasures (my geek is showing – parallel processing indeed!). I made all the strips at the same time. It was pleasantly mindless sewing, which I really needed at the time.
The original thought was to quilt them together, so both sides would be colorful. Some ideas are best left by the wayside, as I realized trying to line up all those strips, and stitch-in-the-ditch from both sides would make me crazier than I already am.
The next thought was to cut the whole thing in half, and rotate the two pieces 90 degrees. That would solve the issue of lining things up, but I would still have to be careful of the embroidered additions. I certainly didn’t want to quilt though carrots or an owl. Scratch that idea too.
In the end, they became two quilts. I had enough wonder fabric* from the local ASG Holiday Gala to make the backs the same, so there was continuity with that as well.
I haven’t yet decided if this quilt is staying or gifting. Mr. Puck would prefer it stay, even though he doesn’t sleep on quilts.
*Wonder Fabric: When you look at fabric, and wonder…why did I every buy that? Every holiday the local ASG has a party, where exchanging one’s “wonder” fabric is part of the festivities.