Yesterday was a guild workshop day with Barb Vedder. We created Liberated Houses, totally in the way I usually work. On my own, I most likely would not have made these with fussy little details, but it’s great to now confidently know how.
That means that these lovely little blue flying geese blocks are completely on the back burner until this house piece is done!
A little warning–I’m going to take you through my assembly process, weird thoughts and all and this post is going to be kind of long!
In class, I got to the point of trying to select my color(s) for pulling all the blocks together into a final product. I really thought I had it narrowed down to turquoise or black and white.
When I got back to my studio, I tried all kinds of blues.
Nothing spoke very loudly to me, so I tried greens.
Really thought I had it with this cross-hatch fabric-
but it wasn’t quite right. Searched the shelves a bit more and came up with this gold fabric and it shouted at me!
Of course, when fabric starts shouting at you, you must listen! But every little step of putting unequally sized blocks together takes quite a bit of thought. You start by figuring out easy-to-balance sections.
And then the question of…gold on both sides of that top section or only one side?
You have to do that section by section and finally get to a point where it’s all assembled!
Except it really needs to have gold all around, no b/w left to drift off the edge.
And now I have to decide if it needs another border…the b/w of the background?
Or maybe another option?
I do have a few other pieces of fabric to audition before I make that final decision and then I have to think about stitching, quilting, embellishment…
You know, while every bit of this process is enjoyable to me, when I write it all out like this it seems exhausting!
But it’s such a good exhaustion, when you know you have created something. Now back to the studio and the rest of those decsions!