I really wanted to stretch my creative muscles, & do something I had never tried before, so I got out my book by Rayna Gillman 'Create Your Own Hand-painted Cloth' , & (mostly) followed her directions on Gelatin printing. I didn't bother mixing dyes for the process, I used my textile paints, but the gelatin was fun to play with. I spent 2 evenings printing, using leaves & ferns from my yard.
I layered the squares & sewed & machine quilted them down in one step. The brown piece in the center is painted batting, & paper towel. After machine quilting I layered lots of hand stitches & a scattering of seed beads for more texture. It was a fun stretch!