Decisions and more decisions are lurking in the shadows, ready to pounce out at me and make me change my mind about 100 times…I made my background and here’s how to do it in case you aren’t familiar with free-form piecing.
I stack up all my fabrics–for this one I actually have 10 different pieces of fabric–then I cut curvy lines. The next step is to rearrange the pieces in each stack and then sew the strips together again. When my ‘blocks’ are ready, I can arrange them and sew to make a background like this.
That’s the easy part…no decisions hiding there. It’s when I start putting the pieces back up that I start to wonder…is it too busy?
Shall I take some of the pieces out? The green ones or the orange framed ones?
Borders or no border?
What if I turn the background and make it more vertical than horizontal?
And then the questions pounce out all over again…….!
Time to quit and spend some time thinking. Maybe the questions will hide away and miss me the next time I work on this!