I cut very simple shapes to represent the flowers and leaves and used a background of neutral scraps.
Black thread sketching at the machine further defined the flowers, leaves and stems. This is the stage at which these pieces sat for many weeks as I worked on other projects. I obviously took these pictures under very different lighting conditions. The newest photos, showing the finished pieces (below) show the accurate colours.
I finally got around to quilting the neutral areas and I decided I would mount the pieces onto another simple quilted background. I started auditioning some backgrounds for these pieces using some of my hand-dyed fabrics and I settled on four different colours.