Sunday, August 31, 2008

The status of the dragonfly

Here is the new picture as promised. You can see two small patches basted in place above the left wing. I've been sewing this morning but decided to stop for a while and thought I'd go ahead and photograph it anyway. I have around 20 background patches basted to the freezer paper foundations and awaiting applique, which will cover about a third of the remaining left side, wrapping around the top dragonfly wing.

I keep thinking I've made great progress, then unfold the piece and go, "Well, uh, not exactly." This piece swallows great hunks of time effortlessly. In case you, dear reader, have forgotten how far I have left to go, here is the illustration of the completed picture:

When you start something like this, you are either optimistic or crazy in the head. Haven't decided which yet.

6 comments:

Suzan said...

Crazy or not...it's gonna be a show stopper! I can't wait to see it finished!!

Jacquie said...

i'm in awe!

Tanya said...

It is gorgeous and what a lot of work! Those dyed fabrics just sparkle against the black!

QuiltingFitzy said...

I think it's awesome!! Sorry, you can't convince me otherwise.

Don't we all have one project that's way over the top? I have my Delft project of which I have about a dozen blocks done. "I think I can, I think I can!"

Catherine said...

It's fabulous! Can't wait to see it finished!

Joan said...

Oh how gorgeous! Beautiful job.