I painted the background stems and flowers for the first layer (as shown in the last blog). I added stems with dyed rick-rack for and fabric for the second layer. Then I attached the flowers loosely for the final layer. Here is a close up showing the layers.
|Summer Breeze flowers close up|
I pulled pink, purple and blue fibers to form the nest. One of my quilting friends, who owns a long-arm quilting machine save a whole bag of threads for me, which were the main inspiration for this nest. I actually made two nests; the first one was too shiny, so it got put in the reject pile.
|Fibers for the nest|
For the nest, I laid the selected fibers on the background until I liked the look, and stitched through all the layers with invisible thread. I purposely left some of the threads hang loose around the edges. If you see the quilt, please don't try to pick them off to tidy up the quilt! If you're a quilter, you know what I mean!
|Summer Breeze by Joanne Adams Roth|
Here is the finished quilt. I hope you like it!