Once I gave up the idea of adding lilly pads I moved cruised along with new ways of adding texture....
These multi-color matte beads blended in nicely....
........... Hand-dyed scrim was inserted into the holes.
.....French knots provided more interest, as did additional stitching with silk, rayon, and other hand-dyed embroidery floss.
Weston's Marsh 9" x 7"
Presented in a 8" x 10" frame
As I mentioned previously, my inspiration came from a marsh adjoining a friend's home on the outer banks in S.C. So....I've named the quilt in honor of them. This photo is clickable to view a larger image.