Last week, I posted about adding flowers to Botero’s field, and I left it at this stage……
I was very happy with it but felt that it was a bit busy and it didn’t really have the dimension that I was looking for.
As I sat down to quilt it, I decided to heavily quilt the background areas so that the flowers and leaves could come forward.
I picked out a green variegated thread and started stitching. The only rule was that I didn’t go over ANY of the flowers and only over some of the leaves.
It IMMEDIATELY started looking better.
I also added additional quilting along the leading edge of the field……
…..and added some detail to a few of the yarns that had been couched…..
Although the backing fabric hides the stitches, If you look at the back you can see the amount of stitching that I did in the “spaces”…..
It was time to think about the sky and WHAT I was going to quilt there.
The first thing that I wanted to do was to remove the iron-on interfacing that I had fused to the back of the fabric. It was necessary in the field but just added more bulk to the sky.
I carefully…..oh so carefully, peeled the interfacing off and cut it as far down as I could…..
As you can see, it wasn’t neatly done, but it accomplished what I wanted……
When I started looking for threads, I pulled out a bunch of blue but ended up going with one that was more of a violet…..
It seemed to fit well.
I agonized over the quilting, coming up with several ideas but decided that simple was best……
I quilted the sun area with the same design but tried to alter the size somewhat.
So, now it is quilted…….
Come back tomorrow and we will get it finished!!!