Here is another quilt that I made recently, featuring Honey Bees and lamenting the loss of these essential insects in my garden. This quilt features my hand painted background, and fusible applique plus machine embroidery. http://marytransom.co.nz/bee-no-more/ Bee No More, uses more tulle and organza, but I was just trying it out on this quilt.
I don’t have a lot of progress photos of the quilt.
I used fabric paints to create the background fabric.
Then I cut it up a bit to make it more interesting.
The flower was actually yellow in the photo I used but I decided it needed to be pink to complement the background.
Using my own hand dyed fabrics, I made the flower separately, and did a lot of machine stitching on it.
The honey bees were made by machine embroidery stitching over a drawn and painted image. Tulle was used for the wings.