Thursday, May 28, 2009
Live Piecefully-- June
My newest virtual quilting bee begins with June. Here's what I made for Kat:It felt really good to get back to my sewing machine tonight. This picture was taken before I squared it up-- ignore the ragged edges. The fabric is beautiful, and it's probably a good thing I don't have any yardage of that faux bois because it'd end up in just about everything. This fabric posed an interesting challenge for me: most of the choices were large scale prints on a yellow background, so fussy cutting and flipping around my squares and rectangles was important. Looking at it now, I'm pleased with the movement. I wanted it to look like a big bird was sitting on a branch, and that the branch was visible through a window. This was especially tricky, as the bird head was actually below the bird body in the piece I was mailed. I hope that makes sense. Anyway, I love the pink, yellow and gray. It feels very fresh.