I've finally started working on my Doll Quilt Swap project again. I fused the puddle and umbrella to the background, and I made a to-scale sketch of my little girl and translated that onto fabric. It was never a question that she'd be a redhead like me ;)
To finish the top, all I need to do is start the raw-edge stitching. With the exception of the umbrella and her hair, I'm going to use charcoal thread to outline/detail everything.
The only thing I'm uncertain about is the gust of wind. I didn't like how the hat laid on the ground, and I felt like I needed something in the middle to fill the "dead zone", so I thought a gust of wind whisking it away would be cute. I like the idea, but I'm not sure how I feel about the placement or the fabric. I looked everywhere, and it's the closest I could find to what I had in mind. I wanted a print that had a direction/flow to it that felt like wind, but I'm not crazy about how the color looks with the rest of the quilt. It's light and kind of see-through, which is what I want, but I just don't know. Would more (small) swirls balance it out and make it stick out less? I'm leaning toward taking it out...but if I keep it, I'm going to add a few tiny leaves and bits swirling around in there as well...and there will also be some darker blue swirly stitching to augment it.
I'd really love to hear what you have to say, dear readers (all 5 of you..hehe). Please comment if you have some advice or inspiration for me!!!