I collected up the fabric and made a decision on the value range.
The layers of fabric were stacked lightest to darkest and the energy lines of this colour sewn on the back of the ground.
Then the cutting started.
Several hours later.
It is coming along quite nicely but there is still a lot of cutting back to do.
Cut back applique is one of my favourite techniques because it always has surprises, and some 'oops.'