You guys saw on Wednesday Seymour's body on the back side of his quilt and since then I've been working on his front. I traced all the bones onto my ivory fabric, stained them with dilute brown india ink, fused them to thick double sided fusible interfacing, and cut them out in large chunks (like foot, or torso).
Next, I cut out each individual bone, pinned it in its proper place, and finally fused them all down. I'm currently working on sewing them down which is going about as well as you'd expect (read, not well). I really love the look of the skeleton though with all those bones!!
After finishing the bones, the final step is to work on the foreground of the quilts. I think the bone side needs some foreground elements so Seymour's skeleton doesn't appear to be floating. I'm going to do some sage brush and barrel cactus. However, I'm of two minds about the back side. I was originally going to put some fun ferns in the foreground, but now I'm not sure where they'd go where they wouldn't be blocking the lake or tree roots (here's a picture so you'll remember). What I really don't want is for Seymour to appear to be floating or just stuck on the front. So what do you guys think?
Important question: do I need foreground elements on the back (dark body side) and if so where do you think they should be?