Detailing…that’s an auto term, right? Cleaning things up, right down to the smallest detail? Well, that’s where I am with this arch project.
Spent lots of time selecting fabric for each stone.
Only did this twice…a pretty good percentage out of those 59 pieces. (Another note to self: don’t complain about 59 pieces. Many artists use hundreds of pieces; teeny, tiny pieces!)
I certainly enjoyed seeing the little pile of scraps growing. It was proof that I really was making progress.
After I had it all fuse-tacked, I was almost afraid to move it to the ironing board. I just knew that I had missed pieces somewhere and they would fall off on the trip across the room. It never even ocurred to me that I could move the ironing board to the edge of the light table and just slide it across and iron. Duh!
Now I’m ready to start all that detailing…mostly the mortar between the joints and I think I want to outline everything…yes, all 59 rocks! Then I get to do the quilting. I’m really looking forward to that part.
But I couldn’t wait to see it up on the wall, with a dark border. The actual end border may just be binding, but this gives me a general idea of what I’m working toward.
And it will mostly have to be put on the back burner for holiday time. Hmmm…maybe not so much…I don’t bake, the shopping is mostly done, decorations are up….AJ loves to help with lights and decorations! If I don’t do any cleaning (oops, sorry for that profanity!) I should have some time to sew!
If not, it will be time spent with family and I’ll always treasure that the most.