(And a smiling boy with big eyebrows!)
You'll notice that I made the houses on the green hill way bigger and added a large tree. I moved a medium size house over to the mottled hill and kept the fence mostly as it was.
Then I added some fields of crops in green fabric on the purple hill. (The green and the purple!) I decided I like the fields... but not the exact size, placement or color. This would mean making a pattern. What???!!! A pattern??? The horrors! I wasn't even sure what I could use to create a pattern. I finally stumbled upon the idea of using freezer paper. And that's what we have here:
I also moved the fields over a bit so we still have some of the purple hill on the right side of the fields. I think I need something to draw the eye from the house section over to the field section. (That idea is totally inspired by Kathy.) So I added that strip from the mottled fabric. It could be a stream. I don't really like it, but the concept is ok. I'll be working on that. You can see I moved that large tree also. It will not be staying there, but I haven't decided where it will be (or at all).
Then I began auditioning fabric for the fields. I took tons of pictures... it's very helpful to give a slightly different perspective.
The original green.
Batik baby poop brown. (With a little green... just like baby poop.)
Gray blue with a subtle leaf pattern.
Purple silk from an old ratty kimono that originally belonged to my grandmother.
I have chosen which one to use. Care to guess? I hope to make more progress on this quilt this week. But lots of other projects are calling.