So I have found what I think is a great sky fabric and started cutting out pieces. Here is what I've got so far.
It has some really nice swirls. I've cut out some 'stars' and fused them on. Really, it will be the quilting in yellows and whites that make the difference.
The only problem is the village. Having fussy cut some light blue houses and a church, I put them on the quilt to see how it might look. Unfortunately they stand out too much. There is a lot going on on the ground in this painting. I'm starting to think more in the direction of fabric paint. Has anyone else tried this? If I can paint the dark blue ground as busy as the painting, the village won't stand out as badly. Might actually paint the village as well and then quilt the swirls around it. I'm also thinking a solid black border, maybe 3 inches?
Next stop: Joann fabrics. At least if I can remove myself from quarantine for long enough. It has been two weeks of sick kids and the cupboards are bare. Really looking forward to the Bloom Craft Fair this Saturday at Redeemer Presbyterian from 10-4. Should be a nice day out.