I gave a teaser last week on Update Day, to announce that it had won 2nd place in the Pieced Wall Hanging division at the county fair. So, here are some detail pictures
I stuck with a rather simple fill quilting design of stippling and pebbles. I wanted it to resemble the sandy-like rock from the original picture.
Then a very simple border treatment that frames it without competing.
Originally, I was going to quilt the 'glow' of the flowers. I did do some stitching with a light blue thread, but the stitching smashed down the flower in an unattractive way, making it appear nothing like the funnel shape the flower is.
After tearing those out, I decided to just quilt in the ditch in the star points of the flowers, and applique the little centers.
Then the 'glow' was applied with these fabric crayons from Pentel, giving the flowers the appearance I was looking for.