I thought it would take just a few hours to finish her. As usual, I was wrong; all my decisions are slow and time consuming. She took a couple of hours Friday night. Working, thinking, deciding. From about 7:30 this morning until noon. Then when I got home tonight...about 30 more minutes to finish the background quilting. She's done! And I'm pleased with her. Another of my "wild hair" girls/ladies.
Here she is where I left her in October or November. Languishing on the design wall, neglected and alone. You've seen her before.
And finally, the finished Garden Girl, with hair and book, etc. Her hair is wild and wind-blown, and she has plenty of flowers. A few changes and additions; the book was an afterthought, as spring is in the air and all gardeners need inspiration.
After cutting some bias strips last night for the binding so I could get a certain slant that I wanted...woke up this morning and opted for easier and faster and no interference at the edge.
Had to fuse some more floral fabric to cut out individual blossoms because the extra ones I'd cut out in November just weren't where I thought they were. A little gold metallic thread to highlight the flowers--very slowly done to avoid fraying.