My RAFA quilt continues to "take shape". I seem to stop and procrastinate over each step - but, it's getting there. If you don't remember, the theme for this show is "On The Edge" - portrayed anyway you want it. I chose to portray the edge of the wall at Stony Brook Park near Dansville, NY. It is an adaptation of a photograph I took.....orange leichen on the dark walls and a single plant with these leaves coming out between the stones almost at the very bottom.
Yesterday they were appliqued to the background.
I struggle to get a good picture of the beading. I wanted to portray the orange lichen I saw on the walls, a friend suggested I add orange beads. It's great, they are the exact color of the deeper orange in the fabric and they do add texture. They just "wimp out" in a picture.
This is the most recent step - adding the stems to the leaves and then some cheesecloth, dyed with Dyna Flo. I love what the cheesecloth does for the piece. I may add some more along the bottom.
I left this picture bigger as you might discern some of the beads in the orange parts near the top and left side.