I purchased a Laurel Burch Embracing Horses panel from ebay. They are out of print but still plenty for sale in various color ways. I'm glad I chose this one, I think it is perfect.
This is what it used to look like before I added the panel right over the top.I did a little stitching over the horses to the background panel. This shows the reverse side.
Then I fussy cut some swirly shapes from another fabric and used misty fuse to attach them before free motion stitching them down. Finally I stitched it all down carefully over the already finished quilt.
I had pieced together some soft rayon fabric for the back of the quilt. I think it will make a nice gift, now. I appreciate all the advice my good blog readers gave me, advice that I used to good effect. What do you think? Better??
Now I need to get back to the batik quilt, it is patiently waiting to be quilted. I will leave you with a picture of my cat Charlie, sitting on my painting table.