This was the picture I ran across on the web that inspired me to try a new fairy for the FGM list:
Stunning, isn't it? I looked and looked for the right fabrics to use to get the effects I wanted and was not very successful. The planning process for this quilt has been rather intensive! After making a mirror image copy of the pattern, I began to audition fabrics. I finally decided to try different fabrics that would give a feel for sky above and water below.Nothing seemed quite right though. As I tried different ones and even cut one out to start, I kept feeling none were what I really wanted. Note also, the shiny fabrics to the left:
After much thought, I decided to do a gold metallic background. I have transferred the pattern for both images to wunderunder.I then cut out part of the wunderunder and attached it to some silver metallic fabric. I gently peeled back the edges of the wings and turned over about a quarter of an inch and pressed to 'glue' the seam allowance under. That is what I accomplished in five hours of working on this design!
Next I will continue getting all the pieces cut out and turned under, and then 'glue' them onto the gold background. Behind the gold fabric, I have affixed some stabilizer as well, so this will be ready to stitch down, once all the parts are in position.
Hey, Kate...forgive me, but what list do I know you from? Thank you for leaving nice comments btw. You too Sharon. I appreciate the feedback. :)