Luckily, the original fabrics and the majority of the fabrics for completion were kept together all these years. Work was begun by appliqueing the leaves. The applique technique used was turning the edges under and machine stitching with invisible thread.
In the original design, a panel of waning sunsets was part of the vision. As the construction of the individual sunsets was completed, they seemed to call for more detail.
One morning while lying in bed, I envisioned these leaves surrounding this sun. I found the idea interesting and went with it. As the first one was finished, the two other surrounding designs fell into place. All details are embroidered with some light beading.
The art quilt construction is complete. The quilting and some additional needlework details in the works now. I will post again soon, another unfinished project off my shelf.