I was debating about whether to fuse the pieces to the batting -- or not.
First, I did lines and lines of "journaling" in the sky. No close up, sorry. Then I decided to fuse. Yes! I made a decision.
Then I started auditioning detail pieces. Here you see one tree. And a little village. And an awful off white piece that I was considering for a large foreground plant.
You can see I've also moved the quilt to my studio table -- which wasn't working so well. Hard to get a long view of the whole piece. Plus... all my scraps and tools are sitting on top of it distracting me. Another reason to work small.
Here I've removed that one really dark purple house. Too dark. I also added some rubber stamping to the off white fabric and cut it into "fence posts." I also cut a template for the trees. Apparently, I was also making phone calls. (And that red pile in the background? Fabric that needs to be folded, sorted and stored. Ahem.)
More trees. Smaller fence posts and a house. A most excellent organza house on the left. I love the layered look. I cut some tiny leaf shapes that I'll consider for a patch of flowers on the hillside. You can barely see them sitting next to that folded green fabric. They are too small.
More of the village. Great potential for some hand embroidery here.
There are lots of dead spots here. And it probably lacks a central focus. I like the village. The trees need attention. I could probably cut off about six inches from the bottom for a better composition. Comments welcome.