Here are some pictures of what I did:
This project is 20 inches by 24 inches. It is mounted on foam core (I used Allison Aller's book as a reference for this).
I used my own design for the four crazy quilt blocks that I put together. The fabric around the blocks was dyed by me. I also designed the tree that I embroidered on the blocks.
But I pretty much let the rest of the process just come together as I embellished the blocks. I decided to keep the embellishments mostly the same color as the pieces of fabric that I used because the colors were already so vibrant. I didn't want to cover up the colors of the fabric, but I still wanted to embellish them so that they had a lot of texture.
I used lots of threads for this project (silk, rayon, wool, cotton--flat, perle, ribbon, etc.)
I used some buttons and hundreds of beads, spangles, and crystals. It really sparkles in the light.
I also made my own leaves using wool fabric, embroidery, and beads. Then I attached them with more beads.
I encountered a number of problems. Some of these I was able to fix. Some I just have to live with. Over all it was a great learning experience for me.
Now I can start doing TAST again!!!