When I create, I like to allow things to evolve as I work. This means I ‘listen’ to what the materials seem to be saying to me. It also means that I’m more open to new ideas and ways of doing things.
I had thought I would do a lot more running stitch, but apart from quilting around the layered pieces, circles and leaf prints, I couldn’t see where else to do it that would work for this project.
So I tried some cross stitch in red perle cotton for contrast.
I liked the effect so I added some more ...
... and a bit more!
I also added some more seed stitches in the leaf print ‘shadows’.
It’s all starting to come together!