A fairly realistic flying bat profile upper left. Simple contour drawings come alive with a surrounding fill. Click on any photo for enlarged view.
Spider and web... makes me shutter. Creepy!
Overall center .. This does have an old world feel.
The surrounding border is various value browns and neutrals. Quilting that would draw attention to these would have been a disservice to the scroll... so the goal I had was to secure and use straight line quilting to provide a counter balance to the active and fluid middle. Sometimes, I really do think less is more.
This is a truly a beautiful piece of work by Hilary. Such impressive embroidery skills!!!