Well, I left it to the last minute (see my last post!), and finally yesterday I started on my SewCalGal FMQ Challenge piece for March. I was at a bit of a loss as to what direction to take until I read this blog yesterday. Pat had stitched up an amazing design and then painted it. I was inspired! After re-reading Ann Fahl's tutorial, our amazing March expert, I realized the object of the month was to practice, naturally, but to also try something new, and then I was going to use her fill designs to complete the piece.
I started with this as my inspiration
Sandwiched some navy blue fabric and batting, and started stitching.
Unfortunately, I ran out of bobbin thread and time, and since I'm at a workshop all day to day, I probably won't get any further with this today, and tomorrow is April, and time for a new challenge. I do want to finish this one up, as so far, I'm having a lot of fun with it. I may or may not follow Pat's lead and add some paint!
Maderia Rayon Embroidery thread on top, Aurifil 50w in the bobbin, Warm and Natural batting