I sketched up some ideas for the birds and placed them on the background. My plan is to make it a little bit funny by adding eclipse glasses on all but one of the birds.
And here I am showing how I have auditioned the orange fabrics that I thought about using. I love how much freedom I get in the design process with my design board. I can get a much better idea of how things are going to look by pinning stuff on the wall, then stepping back for a better view. Do you have a design wall too? I hope so!
I ended up making the birds with several colors of orange and (my favorite) lime green. Embroidery and beading were added, as well as a small bit of shading with ink. Here are a few close ups of the birds.
And here is the final quilt.
|Nest #22 - Confetti II, The Eclipse by Joanne Adams Roth 2017|
I hope you like it!