The book I chose for month 2 is called Planetary Planting by Louise Riotte. When I first encountered this book as a young gardener, many, many moons ago, I checked it our of the library month after month until I finally got a copy of my own… I loved this book! I chose as the element to focus on a cropped version of the illustration in the middle of the bottom row. In my early days, this picture seemed like a portal to place that I wanted to be.
For the sun I used the half circle technique demonstrated in this month’s tutorial, using a 3” drunkard’s path template. The hill and the field are raw edge piecing. The sun’s rays I stitched with my Babylock Sashiko machine. To add some depth, I printed the trellis and grapevine onto June Taylor inkjet printing fabric, cut out the parts I wanted and stitched them onto the block. The green fabric is grunge, and the blue hill is a linen scrap that I dyed for a jacket I once made. At the end I added a ½” border so I will have something to create seam allowances out of should I ever decide what to do with my blocks!