Basically you stitch a square, then when you come back around to the start, put your finger at the bottom of that line and aim to stitch straight to your finger's width away from the bottom right corner. Turn, do that again, over and over til you meet in the middle. It's interesting but felt tedious.
I am calling this my table scraps challenge for May, because it's in RSC color of forrest/sage green and IS a square.
I started this project for my table scraps challenge piece because of the center squares but it grew! and grew and grew. I will go ahead and show you that I got this top done this week. I'll share all the details when it's quilted, how I made the individual bits and pieces...but it's all from scrap bins
|"Leaf Study" is about 26" X 32 " |
and am considering beading around it after I finish the machine quilting. LOTS of quilting to come with pretty threads, then beads, yum!
two of three banners got sewn together, and just need to figure out how to sew the crocus to those...
5 months of scrap colors so far... the pattern is free on SuperScrappy blog (for 9" block) and I plan to make 12 blocks if all goes well, then decide how to set them.
I've been doing two concurrent workshops online, which gets me painting but not always what the prompt mentions, lol. This was a prompt to paint something you usually do but with new materials or new techniques. My sketchbook is just thin regular paper...
I like portraits from my imagination. I made note of what I used differently for the larger one, and tried to keep it rough, sketchy and odd colors. Then we were to do it again with our usual style and materials.
I was surprised that I liked both styles... never know til you try. Lots of abstract pieces painted this week but I don't particularly like them. They don't start from a concept or self expression, so they kind of leave me cold. I shared one set Thursday on the I Like post. I learn something from each attempt
Liz Gilbert said ideas swirl all around us, wanting a person to use them and make something... and we are the only ones who would use them the exact way we would. If we don't make the object/story/food/dance/music then it will never be made our way. What a loss.
I have two workshops coming up... lots of learning ahead.Good thing they coincide with days too hot to bake... or do housework
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