I've been occupied with three challenges, a meditation/writing workshop, and Stitch Camp this week! I am sorry to tell you I am not able to show a lot of photos since the only thing I finished was the Project Quilting piece.... make a silhouette (post HERE!!)
I can admit I felt like I was running from pillar to post though, from one activity to another, and filling the days with creativity!
Stitch Camp was offered by TextileArtist and involved getting out some paints and misc. tools to make marks on fabric. It was very warm here so I was able to work at my portable table outside with my partner in crime
Our task was to make marks on fabric then cut it up and hand stitch over it.
I finally used the toilet paper stamps made a while back, bending one into a leaf shape, one into a heart shape, one into a flower spray. I used markers, corks, brushes, a leaf stamp, and other things to make marks too. Trouble is I loved the finished runner, and don't think cutting it up will teach me anything.
|a small closeup|
so my new plan is to take down my box of hand painted scraps and use those in the activity instead, and make a hand quilted runner from this with backing only. I've been wanting to try that technique of long parallel stitching through two layers.
I plan to do a post on what I've discovered/learned/made from this 5 day workshop soon... stay tuned!
I worked on my snowman piece too, trying to keep it to 20" wide by 18" tall to fit on my bedside tabletop but it's wanting to be larger... I pieced in the top geese, and am working on a finish for next week.
I showed this pic because it shows the 9 patches that ended up too intense for this little piece but were perfect for my new project... improve color blocks made in monthly rainbow scrap challenge colors, RED for this month
I began a week ago with two 6.5" squares
and some random geese cut down to fit, put it all into a big color block
I think I might do a big improv color block each month and see how they fit together at the end... maybe, I have "artistic license" to play with art, right?
I finally sandwiched all the octagon sections to their backings ready to quilt, freeing up the design wall, put away some fabric not used, and came up with a great idea for curves for "glamingo" and the round robin... and looked for a free paper piecing pattern online as a starting place. Heehee! I love getting the idea, then it's just making it which is easy! Hopefully today I can do those blocks and sneak into the link party...