OK! This is ready to head back to Jackie!
After I had done the leaf borders, it took me a while to find the background fabric in the color tone of the photo that I have. It still wasn't quite right, so I added a little red with Derwent Inktense pencils.
According to her note, the trees & bushes in the photo will be added by Jackie with Thread painting - so I didn't bother with those.
The bridge is not at all what I started out to do. I was going to hand applique....but it's so miniature that all it became was a lumpy/ messy blob. So that all came off and I redid it by machine applique with detail stitching.
Sure hope it works for her!! :)
I spent the entire day working on these miniature leaf blocks and partially assembling them to this point. Each leaf is approximately 1 inch....I had 14 to do! So ok, I did take breaks. :)
Along side the pieced strips is part of the black and white section that I have to do for this Fractured Photo Quilt that belongs to Jackie. I had to stop at this point as I don't have the correct color of fabric to start the back ground with. It's a yellow green that I don't normally work with and defiantly don't have in my stash of fabrics.
I can't decide if I want to hand dye the fabric or go shopping....hmmmm.
Stay tuned for more progress when the fabrics have been found.
Close up photo of the 1" leaves.