The quilting stitches will create blending of areas through the use of coloured threads. At this point I have decided I will add a new pieced back, including all the fabrics from the quilt, another copy of the screen print, and the story of the quilt. All of the quilting stitches hence will be visible on the back.
This is where I am up to today. The screen printing, shadow work, backgrounds, and sand in the boy's hand have all been added.
Yesday I hand basted the additional background pieces ready for stitching on the machine.
The sand in the boy's hand was created using some transparent organza. I have the orginal photo to compare as I cut the material freehand.