lately i've been working with colour - completely saturated colour
the fabrics have been collected over the past few years, whenever we went down to visit family in sisters, oregon
the quilt shop there is heavy on the modern side of things and i thought it might be a good idea to break out from my usual choices and hearken back to what i liked during the '70s
bright, happy colour with no rules
i'm making a child's lap quilt, a simple rail fence design with three white panels that will have "fancy-full" flowers appliqued and embroidered
it's been a slow go though
i've pieced the rail fence blocks
the layout was determined by the amount of fabric i have - no way i'm buying more, so when the blocks were pieced, i flung them out on the floor, moving them around until i came up with a plan
not saying it will stay this way, but it's a start
a guideline, if you will - not a rule...
the flowers will extend across the white panels, design components flowing from one to the other, across seams, no boundaries
so far there's one that has the petals appliqued and outlined with embroidery - the embellishments haven't been done
haven't even been thought up, actually
i did say progress was slow...
a couple of circles have also been added - they'll be centers for future flowers, but yup, you guessed it... not yet invented either
at least i've got a theme sorted out
but while i've been waiting for my brain to sort all that out, i have made some very pretty, spotty, dotty lace
circles of circle fabric, circles of lace, circular stitching
at least i have something pleasant to occupy me while the ideas stew and brew...