The bottom 1/3 of the quilt is coming together well. I've assembled it like a puzzle - tracing and cutting each piece and then figuring out where it goes. You can see how I laid the pattern down on top to make sure everything lined up. There were a few sections I'd missed, so I had to go back and trace more of the pattern to get the final leaves.
|the lines on the jack-in-the-pulpit are hand drawn|
|trillium and orchids, before the iris are added to the background|
|took a while to get these placed just right|
|My best work time is from 5 - 7 am every morning, when only the cat is awake for company. She tries to help as much as possible.|
All the pieces are fused in place, and I'm ready to baste and quilt it.
Right now it looks busy, but after the black leading lines are added on
top it should look more like stained glass, and the black will visually
separate the pieces. I can't wait to count how many individual pieces
|iris, orchids, trillium, trout lily, poppies, jack-in-the-pulpit, clover, and assorted wild-flowers!|