This was my next adventure with this new technique. Can you tell that I am having a lot of fun? And am obviously working in my studio again. Hurrah!!
Anyway - I decided the next challenge was to take a photo and make a pattern for myself. And see if the quilt would actually work without the pattern from an expert like Teri. Here is the process: Find or take a photo with a lot of contrast in the light and dark areas, trace the photo on clear plastic and trace the different values areas and mark them with L (light), D (dark) etc., make the drawing larger (I used Rapid Resizer (a web application), make a pattern and then use Teri's technique.
Once I had the fabric pieces selected and fused to the background, I was rather worried. It looked pretty disorganized and confused before the painting was added. I am not certain that I could have ever learned this technique without the hands-on class and personal coaching from Teri because at this point - I started to lose confidence.
BUT - I kept going. I like the finished piece (not yet quilted). And I learned a LOT about pattern drawing - there are some definite areas that I will do differently the next time. But I won't tell you which ones because then you might spot some of the problems instead of focusing on the overall effect.