Here, a delicate story about a love of all things nature
These mixed media pieces look even better once quilted . I brought this unquilted piece to class and have now added quilting motifs using several thread colors... Here's the basic progress.
First laying out a likely plan to convey a young ladies day dreams of wealth, love, and travels.
Next step.. get images on the background fabric.
Then a stenciled overall image to tie elements together.
Variegated gray thead used to raw edge the varied elements.
To brighten this piece... I chose a variegated golden/apricot thread for background fill, a purple to outline the stenciled green plus the yellow flowers.
Minimal securing in black of tree trunk and limbs
Black stitch securing of under edge of upper eye lid, outer edge of nose flair, and central line between upper and lower lip.
I added and stitched in Gold.. a stamping of an initial.. In this case my own to make it more personal.
Fini !! ;=D
I am teaching this class March 13th for San Diego, Ca's Friendship Quilters Guild.