I'm getting there!
I've had to fit the quilt project into any available time, and since this is a busy time of year for me with magazine articles and such, I haven't gotten quite as far as I would have liked. However, it's coming!
Here's what I started with, the sketches:
And here are the fabrics that I chose:
I traced my pattern pieces onto lightweight fusible interfacing and applied them to the backs of the fabrics.
This is what the original set of pears looked like. They're not stitched, just stacked together. I changed my mind about one of the colors though. They seemed a bit dull, so even though it's anatomically incorrect, I selected a brighter color for the part of the core surrounding the seeds.
Time to get stitching!
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BTW, is that a Ragdoll cat you're holding? I've got a sealpoint ragdoll, and she's the sweetest thing in the world. I can't quite tell from the picture if yours is a rag or a Maine coon or something else.
I do love how you extract the essential elements in creating your abstractions. That's a gift I think.
Though one can improve with practice. I'm doing lots of staring these days, as you suggested.
You have to be careful what you stare at though! LOL. People may take offense.