I printed out elongated snail's trails blocks thinking to make them into a table runner... but when I finished two I thought, eyes... so I made one block with hot pink for a mouth and turned it sideways.
|this scrap of fabric became the center diamonds|
and the eyes...
I chose borders to balance the three blocks, and quilted with metallic pink, metallic white, silver and black threads. It took a direction that I didn't foresee...
It's very strong visually, almost hard to see. I am calling it either speak out! or Face facts!
As I worked on it, I thought of how I am tired of being quiet... of putting up with censorship and expectations that I just be "nice:" and go along with things...
It's done, but I have to decide if I want it to be more abstract allowing the viewer to see what they see... or impart a more personal direction with words... what do you think? (leaning toward loud artist)
amazing that this small work became significant
I have started a table runner for the challenge Table Scraps, using yellow the RSC color of the month
My plan is to make drunkard's path blocks from my black and white scraps, and yellow scraps, and piece them into half circles.
I have Betty Kiser's templates and have used them many times over the years to make the blocks. You can do a lot with placement and color. That's my rotating and two templates. I use three pins only.
that's four blocks, not sewn. I expect they will be moved around a lot before I'm done.
A big finish for me this week was the little painted heart piece, but now I think this post is very heavy with pictures so I should wait to do a separate post tomorrow... for now, here is a detail pic