The ombre blue fabric for the pond was pieced into the background. Then I fused pieces of the grass fabrics on top.
The top of the pond felt too jarring, as one of my friends confirmed and as you can see below. I love having an independent set of eyes to give me feedback. Do you have your friends give you advise too?
With more slivers of blue fabric and several colors of thread, it looks more realistic. The birds were fused to the background, then stitched with invisible thread to secure them permanently to the background. Then I added thread details. The look of the pond is much better, don't you think?
The bird was thread painted and then the quilting was added. I added a facing and then the nest finally got added. I loved the last piece (nest #19) that I did with pieces of the nest hanging off the edge, so I duplicated that feeling with this quilt.
|Nest #20 Sandhill Crane
I hope you like it!