Sunday, April 12, 2015

Spring III

My third piece (out of 5) for the FANE cube project is just about finished!  Once Easter was over, I was able to spend my days off buckling down on the applique of the grape hyacinths (don't you just love a lawn inundated with grape hyacinths in early spring?).  I had fun using a variety of purple fabrics and snuck a small piece of batting beneath each one so that when I did some detail quilting, they look a little puffy.  Here is a detail shot.

 I also stitched among the grass to add some texture and color, then filled in some of the spots with gel crayons.  I decided it needed a touch of yellow, as well as something in the sky, so I decided on three of those little pale yellow cabbage butterflies.  I think they add just the right touch.  The largest one in the foreground still needs to be stitched down.  I'm happy with the way it's turning out, although there are some things I would change (as usual).  I'm learning, having fun, and making art which is good enough for me.  Now I have just two more to knock off!  Hope I can keep the momentum going for the next two weeks...


Vivien Zepf said...

I think these panels are lovely, Cindy! Keep going!! We want to see them all!

Norma Schlager said...

This is so charming and it certainly says Spring.