Sunday, April 14, 2013
Building a home for Zachery!
Zachery is starting to get some legs under him and a tail. I'm still not sure if I'll bead his head separately, or if I'll just bead his head as part of his body and attach as a whole...still debating..hence, the 2nd head you see here!
I have my background design worked out for his new home...might be hard to see but here's a rough draft below.
Zachery will be sitting on the hill below the larger trees...I dyed a piece of yellow for the sky and found some cool red fabric I had with me for the trees (I best not mess up because I don't have any large piece left of this!) and a small scrap of purple/green will become the trunk of the trees. You can see the fabrics and a partial layout below.
....the only issue I had was what color/fabric to use for the hill (that's the rounded area under the tree trunks)...so today my Q Buddy, Susan, and I met up for a treat at Panera's then off to JoAnn's. We did find a cool piece of batik type fabric that would look good as a "hill"...but then Susan mentioned the new Quiltmaker magazine was all about hexes! It's funny because earlier this week I laid my finished panel of purple hexes (you can see the strip here) against the yellow sky and the hexes looked really nice. SO.....when I got home I cut out some 1 and 2 inch paper hexes and started basting them.