Today I had the morning free before leaving for work so I quilted the branches of my new piece.
This is how it looks from the back. Sometimes the back tells a story too.
Still had time to quilt the leaves. I like to use different colored threads that enhance the object. I love how the leaves are transformed when quilted.
Last night I sketched out my "character" I wanted to add to this piece. I wanted a crow with a look on his face so he would be checking out the viewer.
I took my sketch and transfered it to tracing paper and then used the tracing paper on top of the quilt to decide on placement.
I think I am leaning toward this one. Fits the branches quite well.
I have to finish quilting the leaves before working on the bird tomorrow. We are picking up a beautiful 1800's step back cupboard up in Green Bay. It may become my new pantry if I like it. Why buy new when you can have a piece of history instead. It is 7 feet tall so it will fit in my kitchen.