So, I started doing this using an overlay and freezer paper templates. I was going to be super proper about it so the end result was going to be masterful. No. It was not masterful. I have sewn and re-sewn almost every piece on this thing. I finally gave up and went back to back basting. I may still re-do some petals that are less than symetrical. This pattern is far more complicated than it first appeared. I'm much better at letting things be natural and organic. Precise is not my thing. But, I will persevere!
A quilter will be "Oh girl, get handle on your quarter seam. Those corners are sad". Anyone else, " oh, cute".
The upper portion of the guy has crystal beading to look like feathers.
And, I have glass leaf beads in with the magnolias. That's my favorite, so far.
There is also more of the fringy purple yarn on his feathery bits.
Now, I think when it's all said and done, I'm going to be pretty happy with it.