After lunch I added some pale color to the bird and the flower with my Neocolor II crayons and picked out some borders which I will add using the quilt as you go method. I've recently started doing this because sometimes after all the FMQ work is done I can change my mind about the border.
I will be using Shiva Piantsticks for the addition of some richer color and I need to outline the eye as well.
Next, I had so much fun free motion quilting on the hummingbird, that I could barely stop to make supper. It is in the oven as I write this. I added some dense foliage on the bottom with a variegated green. The background color seems to have come out the best in this next picture.
I felt the piece called for exuberant quilting, and so I continued with variegated light blue scrolls on the top.
I've been following Leslie's blog and inspired by her lushness, I kept going layering on some bobbin work scrolls using a heavier thread called YLR worked form the backside of the piece. I can't wait to finish this piece!