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sketch - based on a friend's poem, this is where the process starts
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First "knot" - Cricket legs didn't lend themselves to the same process I've used previously, so I simplified... and left the glasses alone as an object in the field
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construction lines - With the cricket and glasses outline in red, I set about figuring the general feel of the background knot work
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background knots - developed sans foreground so it could be its own thing
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final composite knot - combined fore- and background. The background simplified a bit (branches ended instead of continuing behind) to not overly complicate the foreground
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The Cricket - final - color, signature knot and poem fragment added (by Carol Welch; thanks for the inspiration!)
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Quilt - My mother in law quilted the final design as a present... I had made the offhand comment that we should do a collaboration, and she took it serious!

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