Sunday, April 17, 2011

More Sheep...more details

I am trying to figure a way to explain how I get from one critter to a whole quilt.  How do the blocks fit together without any pre-planning?  I make appliques for the critters and felt them with a Clover Felting tool, CL8901, which is similar in shape to a pen, with three needles.  I also use a single needle to do detail work.  Next I fill in the ground that the critters are walking on, with felting and then embroidered the flowers and trees.  Some of the flowers and leaves are becoming more 3-D.  I felted leaves in tiny heart shapes and flowers in little circles with bead centers. I have no idea where I am going with this, but I need a smaller piece than my two previous quilts, either to enter into shows, or to hang in our booth while the larger quilts are exhibited at shows.  Of course, I can't do the same thing twice, so this quilt I am working on is going to be pushing the envelope even further.