flying pelicans

I recently quilted this quilt for Lyn on my long-arm machine. Lyn made the quilt, titled My Place, for her daughter, using a jelly-roll of blues, reds and cream, but she made it a little more special by adding applique pelicans to it. I think the added applique is so effective on the relatively simple background.
We decided to quilt an all-over pattern of rolling clouds turning into waves as they move down the quilt.
The appliqued pelicans were highlighted..
and some extra pelican-shapes were added in to the background..
The quilting was done free-hand, using a variegated grey thread.