This is one of my first ideas for this basket block. Well, maybe my second or third idea. The bird's moved several times. And so have the flowers in the photo plus several others that aren't in the photo. I'm still deciding what to do about leaves and other elements -- deciding what to do about all of it except the basket, which is already sewn.
I cut out a bunch of flowers, just to see how they might look. Only three of these will make the final cut. I tend toward realism but not this time with these flowers.
This is a rare look (well, rare for you; I see it every day) into the mess of my work space when making an applique block. As you scroll through the photos imagine looking at an ironing board from left to right.
When this block is finished I'll pick up everything and put it all away, only to pull out the cigar box (on the left in the first ironing board photo) with some already cut pieces and begin again when I start the next block.
When you're in the midst of work on a block or quilt, does your work space stay neat and tidy or do you spread out as you play with fabric and make decisions?
I'm linking this quilt to
> Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than Housework
> Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times
> WOW at Esther's Blog
> Let's Bee Social #170 at Sew Fresh Quilts
> Midweek Makers #65 at Quilt Fabrication
Thanks for hosting, ladies.