Lesson learned here: do not put the hot iron on your embellishments, or they start melting!!!
One of the magazines I subscribe to is Down Under Quilts and a couple of issues ago there was a journal cover project. It was such a great way to try out some different textile techniques that I am now making a third cover. The picture above is part of the second one that I made. It was a good way to practice free motion quilting and make something at the same time.