"Reeds On The Mullet"
18 1/2" X 28"
Pieced, Rawedged fused applique
Couched Yarn Binding
When I photographed this scene I did it with the intent to someday add birds to the scene. When this photo was chosen I had my opportunity.
I began with piecing the background and then cutting it in strips, staggering them, then resewing them together. I fully quilted the background at this point and then began adding the reeds, fusing them on and quilting them.
Next came the foreground branches and leaves, also quilted after fusing.
The flowers were added....
A small wren a bit hidden.....
And finally a pair of finches, male and female, bold and in the front.
The perfect binding was Nellie's couched yarn binding to finish it all off.
I enjoyed working on this piece and am happy with the results. It felt good to finish this year with one of my photos. I hope you enjoy it too.