For this week's sewing round up... it's too hot for sweaters!!! (but....)
the collection grows with the addition of a purple one this month.
Did you know I studied ballet for a long time? I still have a fondness for ballet-pink shoes, it's automatic to "spot" while turning in any dance form, and am too limber for my own good.
the color of the month at Rainbow Scrap Challenge is purple, and I've been obsessed this week with improv flying geese making.
I used to do geese with the flip method, then the speedy multiple method, and the paper pieced method.
They all make very orderly tidy in a row geese.
not the look I want right now, so I came up with the fun way I'm doing improv geese with tiny scraps and oddly shaped triangles in the scrap bin. To do this you need to stop caring if a point gets nipped, and angles are different, and just play with them.
I started an improv piece with sections I had pieced last year to become enormous flowers. They became a mountain with a field of flowers in front, but I'm not showing it yet. The leftovers from THAT became my runner for table scraps this month, while sewing this week. (full pic on that post at the end of the month)
for now I just wanted to share some cute geese,
I knew I saved these little triangles for something good!!!
while digging through the green scraps, to accent the purple pieces, I found some scraps a bee mate gave me while I was back in Maryland. Can it be 3 years ago now already?
all together there were 8 large half square triangle pieces, kind of alike but not exact, cut from a border print. No doubt they were rejects in her project as they weren't cut right from her border print.
Well, I cut them right, then stitched them together into squares, then a big medallion piece to be made into something soon. This is fiddle-y as you must match lines exactly to get the affect.
I was immersed in my audio book about an archeologist who found a 30 year old body on a dig,
but the library snatched it back with no warning, unfinished and it's in demand so I started another called DaVinci's Cat
about time travel probably written for young adults. I tend to associate my current sewing works with books I'm hearing while working.
Anyway, this story is drawing me back to the studio, which is a good thing.
I feel best when I'm obsessed with an art project, how about you?