Been making some stitch imagery style quilt blocks. What fun! Birds are the theme. My basic technique remains the same. I draw the image on watercolor paper and add text collage. Then I paint with watercolors and stitch around the paper image with black thread. The final painting is scanned into the computer. At that point I've been using Paint.net (free) to add layers of color. This graphic element has been very rewarding and I'm always learning something new! Finally, I print the image onto fabric that's been pretreated. Wash, iron, add some more fabric paint, then make a quilt sandwich and stitch! Since these are going to be part of a larger quilt, I didn't add any embroidery. It was tempting though. I printed off a few more copies so I can make them into small art quilts. That's the beauty of stitch imagery. You can create endless print variety with the same original.