Saturday, March 10, 2012

Playing Catch Up

I had a small illness last month that caused me to have a break in continuity in my blogging.  And then it felt like I was playing catch up for so long!  But I'm well and have made some progress that I can't wait to show you!

I have finally finished filling in the background.  I think it was not too difficult, but would have been easier if I was working larger than 18x24"  Also, since I had to wait for the correct fabric colors until I could see my sister, I started filling in the background in a sort of random way.  It would have been better to start with the sun (or the middle) and worked my way out from there.  
But whatever, I am very pleased with the result.  The colors make me very happy, although they are a bit brighter in this picture than in real life.  

This is just a reminder of my inspiration photo.  

And so, now to fill in that fiddly tree.

For this part, I am actually building right onto my drawing.  I don't think it will matter if the marker lines transfer to this fabric as it is so dark.  

I have been doing a branch a day, roughly.  It's no so bad, cutting out these curlicues, as I thought it would be.  I'm at that point, seems like it happens at lease once during the construction process, where I have to ignore that little voice of discouragement and keep plodding on.  We've all been there.  I've been there before and I know it will happen again.  Useless little voice.  Why don't you go play somewhere else?


MariQuilts said...

Looks great....and yes I hate that little voice as well.

Celeste Wegner said...

What kind of fabric are you using for the sun rays that makes it appear transparent? I love that effect.