I have been working more on my new piece and now you can see what was missing;)
I found this pattern in a BHG quilt magazine. It is a pattern by Carol Armstrong, she does wonderful quilting with nature and animals. I thought it would be fun to try an art piece, even if I cannot follow directions, lol. I off set the main tree, and there was only supposed to be another branch to the left. But since I messed that up, I added a bit more on the right and more blossoms and cherries. I went with wool for the bird, flowers and cherries and like the overall effect. Next I will add the details on the leaves and flowers, along with stitched stems.
On the original, there is less design and more quilting, so I have to decide how I will work the background. She also used light purple for the thinner border and then a medium green for the outer edge. I am thinking of blocking off the border I have and maybe adding black as the edge border to frame it off? Another thought is, the upper area that is empty, wether to let the quilting fill that in, or add a simple saying?
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