I've enjoyed doing this project… It's was a little fiddly to get all the green images in place, but it looks quite realistic now that it's finished.
And the background is growing on me.
I mentioned I had difficulty with the purple fabric… however I think I've managed to disguise the white halo with purple Tsukineko ink by gently illustrating the edges of the applique piece after it was appliquilted.
I didn't want to quilt the buds too much because I wanted them to stand out a little… they are quilted around the edge of the applique and just a little t define the petals.
I've used 50 weight Masterpiece cotton, the rest of the quilt is 100% cotton.
I did illustrate a little, but quite minimally… I used fabric pens and inktense pencils.
It's already in the bag ready to leave.