Of course you always begin with your fabric selection. I chose to keep this sky more neutral but added in some blue just so it reads as a sky.
Once the fabric is selected I cut pieces of it dependent on how much I need to fill the area that is sky and then iron fusible on the back, trim it, tear off the paper on the fusible and stack them to I can cut them in strips all together.
Now I have a pile of strips to use on my sky.
I add them in one at a time. Since this landscape will have a hill on the right I make sure to place those strips closer together to make the happen. I made a good start today.
Here is my sunflower quilt where I used large chunks for the sky in order to create a stormy windy day.
I also chose to create the field these flowers are near in large furrows of plowed fired. You can use whatever you feel to convey the message you are attempting to send.
I am happy to start again....spring brings so many new outdoor jobs that it is much more difficult to spend time in the studio until it is all finished and I am close now. Hope you all follow me on this journey.