spending a little time puttering in my sewing room
working on my latest endeavour to create something original
the inspiration image i chose is somewhat whimsical whereas i'm thinking of something a little more edgy
it's a good jumping off point though, in many ways
my head has been spinning with ideas... what to use, how to do it, what colours, what, what, what
so i made a mind-map
i didn't plan for the lines to be branches and the arrows to be leaves, but i can't draw a straight line for love nor money, and as i was trying to sort out where to place the bird image, the idea came to me
it was a simple matter of taking up a brown marker and enhancing my "curves" and thickening up a few lines
i quite like it but wish i'd thought of it from the start - i might have done a better job of it...
below are just some of the fabrics i'll sample blocks with
today i decided it was time to play with them
the nine patch was the first quilt block i learned - simple, simple
this was always one of my favourites
|the "no idea" quilt block|
this one was just because i liked the fabrics so much i had to make something with them - i am a sucker for toile and if there isn't any in the final piece i will be most surprised!
i'm quite taken with how they marry up with the inspiration image
tonight i'll baste them and then over the next few days i can work on the hand and machine embroidery
this is so much fun - more than i thought it would be, this sampling thing
sampling fabrics, sampling design ideas, sampling stitch
no commitment, nothing cast in stone... just the seed of an idea, beginning to take root
"let it blossom, let it flow"