Although not finished, I thought you might like to see this process, and the effect it has and why I do it.
More close ups are below. I will go back into most of these bits to refine, when the rest of the quilt is done. There's no point getting too bogged down in one area - it has to build as a whole first.
We found a dead crow in the park yesterday, when we were weeding, and I was really tempted to bring it home and draw - the wings are lovely. I told G, and he said that if I had brought it home, he'd have gone out and bought me a garret somewhere far away which I could fill with dead things, but he'd draw the line at filling the house with maggoty bits and bobs. Fair Dooos. When I've finished I'll do before and afters next to each other - it's great fun!