Initially my thoughts were great, when I read who Allison had given us for this last challenge in the series. The bold, rich colours should suit those of use who live south of the equator. As the months, weeks and days past me by, I realized this was taking me into a colour palette that I was not too comfortable with, but, as you are told growing up and developing in the creative field, don't limit yourself by staying in your comfort zone!
Living in a household which has a love of birds and as Derric tends to hide a little white heron somewhere in his landscapes /animal pics I decided to use one of his landscapes as a painted whole cloth and then brought in our national bird, the blue crane, in silhouette form.
This was his landscape.
...... and this is the result.
Painted whole cloth and Machine embroidered/quilted. This was not what my initial vision was and I found myself moving in a very different route with a very different result. The large ratio of bold orange is definitely a first for me and overall I am quite pleased with the result. The binding stumped me initially and then I remembered my small stash of local schwe schwe fabric and found two perfect options.