I normally have an idea in my sweet little head about what I want my piece to look like. I then pick fabrics, strip piece and then begin cutting and designing-on the wall-no sketches. Then no measurements and definitely, no patterns. I re-arrange and create on the design wall. This is immensely fun but I sometimes just fall flat on my face with the design. I went back to my notes from three years ago to try to think of what I am missing. The missing piece for me seems to be my journal or sketchbook. I am not using it consistently. I need to play more on paper-what do I want it to look like? What's the vision for the piece?
So this week I will start there-in an entirely different place than I have been. These are my parameters for my next work:
-I have an inspirational photo. My barn in VT. But it will be abstract and not representational.
-sketch of what I would like it to look like. To be done today.
-50 fabrics of my palette-I am stuck on an island and there are no other fabric stores. This is what I have chosen:
- size of 24x36.
An inspirational link: Judy Martin a thought provoking post on quiltmaking in today's culture . Love the photos.
So be inspired -you chose the parameters. Happy Sewing, my friends.