This is a fiercely cute baby quilt one of my clients made. She always does impeccable applique, all by hand.
I had fun with the white background, since this is the only place the quilting really shows up. I originally thought about doing something more constructed in the white areas, like wreaths, but quickly realized how boring that would be. I think the straight line frames and different designs create a nice framework for the owl, and create way more interest. Perhaps if you double click, you can see the ferns, and leaves and large bubbles/pebbles (nickel sized).