|see the sun peeking out at top right?|
I have been obsessed with the tumbling blocks. I found this project after I'd done about half the blocks that you see here
it was an english paper piecing project I could do in front of the tv, in colors of the month at RSC. I added in some red blocks for this month and thought I have quite a few, what would they look like laid out? Since I couldn't place them on the vertical design wall (paper makes 'em slippery) I pulled out my portable design board and started to organize them.
I am photo impaired for some reason this week... something about the changing light here lately
This shows two birds, and the binding choice I made to use my precious Caryl Bryer Fallert hand dye print on top and bottom, and my precious no long made pointillist gradation fabric on the sides.
leaves and sun rays quilted in add texture
what I learned...
The color of the month at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge is red, and I like red in all it's variations. Last week I showed you a red scrap project started a year ago
and how I added to it with strips of tiny triangles sewn into flying geese. I am making a video of that for later... stay tuned. Anyway... I wanted to keep this in the red zone even though I like it on gray for the joining section area... it's a decision.
I learned you just have to make a choice and move on, it can always be done many ways but it I let myself dither too long it will go back in the UFO pile.
so I got busy and inserted that pinkish red fabric to join the sections...
see on the bottom of this picture. Then I just needed that precious hoarded striped fabric to go in it somewhere, so free form curves were used to stitch it on too.
The pics do not do it justice, but trust me it's really pretty in person and the geese stand out.
as one does, I auditioned many fabrics, and decided this is a good layout, with the vintage hoffman red with wild metallic circles for the outside strips... then....
I wondered if it needed an accent of DARK red before that strip, or maybe an accent...
maybe not this shade of purple but a jolt of purple might make all the reds stand up and pay attention!
so it's all excitement and color in studio 1 this week. I have not neglected my watercolors just used my coloring calendar to play with blended colors this week. I realized I often put every color in!!
off the wall Fridays
can I get a whoop whoop Fridays
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