Let me show you how I did it:
Paint muslin fabric with the help of a stencil. -Who said all flamingos are pink?- Then lay a fluffy high loft polyester batting underneath the muslin.
Cut small circles from fabric that has been ironed with steam a seam interfacing on the back, placed them on top of the flamingo and ironed in place.
With thin #50 sew fine thread and in a free motion setting in my sewing machine I sewed carefully all around the flamingo shape and the circles. When finished, I cut the excess batting from the back.
Choose a paper laminated fabric for the bottom and a translucent fabric with mistyfuse for the sun.
Sandwich the top with cotton batting and a back fabric.
Load the machine with glide thread in the needle and bobbin and start to sew/draw with plumes and meandering stitches to fill the whole quilt.