That being said, here's the quilt that's demanding to be made. I'll probably make a wall size proof-of-concept before I start larger one.
It looks like it's blowing in the wind, but the truth is that he's been in his windy spot so long he just always looks windblown. I love the light blue sky in the bottom of the pic that turns darker and darker.
I love the silhouettes of palm trees on the beach.
What I'm going to try to capture is the movement of the first palm. The fabrics will be joined in gentle curves, also for movement. The beach. The light blue sky with darker blue at the top.
I'll decide about the batik fabric colors and the seed bead colors, but this is the general idea.
The tree will be solid back batik.
Who knows. I may be done after the wall hanging. It will depend how the return to hand quilting goes. I just don't enjoy the sound of a sewing machine, although I had hoped to switch over. The calm and peacefulness is why I quilt.
How do you "see" your projects before you begin?
Wishing you a great Thanksgiving.