The turquoise/aqua color palette sang to me, of peace, comfort, soft beauty and clear skies. This little improvisational piece is finished, and fits my bedside table beautifully.
it started with the 4 log cabin blocks... tiny scraps and color variations, one sewn to another, round and round then trim and sew the 4 blocks together. I had little triangles in the box, so those were done in an improvisational way. Flying Geese.
I wanted color balance so I continued to add triangles from the white/beige box. There! They are just about long enough to go with the center. Add in two turquoise scraps following the curves of the geese
I also nearly finished the quilting on the other turquoise piece too...
The challenge color of the month at RSC is to use Aqua scraps this month... and I'm happy to say I sewed and sewed and the level of scraps left is still high!
I am always amazed at the beauty in tiny pieces of fabric sewn next to each other.
Little steps... add this to that, vary the lines, use all shades together, vary the sizes and this piece turned into a landscape to me...reminding me of lakes and mountains, of grassy banks, and gentle breezes...
I am deciding if to add or where to place the bits of blowing petals. I'll stitch over them with a gold metallic thread. Both pieces were totally quilted with sulky mylar hologram thread and they gently sparkle when the light hits it.
I just need to put on the binding, and finish (over-)quilting it and this will be finished.
I was inspired to use my yo yo tools this week by a free workshop this week...
I had them for years...Y E A R S !! and finally used them... and am working on putting them onto this:
so many decisions when you work in an additive way. Design as you go along.
I think some beaded beads in the centers would be nice. Maybe antique buttons to tack them down to a quilted tree...
Zen stitch starts next week, alongside a painting workshop. I am mid abstract painting workshop now with Laly Maille, so I'm putting down my needle for today and going to paint.
And bake bread. The temps are predicted to be 77F instead of 85F like it's been and will be for weeks because it's now hot in the front range of Colorado. When we moved here a few years ago it cooled off first of Sept and snowed by Halloween. I think, if we are kind to Mother Earth she'll be kind to us. I want to protect nature, it gives so much to me.
here's to lots of time to create this week for all... getting lost in creation makes me a better person
Zen stitch workshop (free) through Kate Ward coming the following week
and painting workshop thru Tamara La Porte (free ) overlapping the same week