Ninety minutes is about the length of time I can work on something without a break anymore. I either need thinking time, or a drink of water or a trip to the bathroom to get rid of some water! Sometimes I actually need something like food…or a nap! You might wonder how I ever did my job, but it was not stationery work; I was up and down all the time.
Yesterday’s question was what method to use for making little houses out of the string fabric.
Fusible, interfacing, water soluble? I decided that it was going to be fusible because I’m not sure how much stitching/beading I’ll be doing. You can always ADD materials for structure and stability, but you can’t easily take any of it away.
All my strings started as offcuts from squares, so I clip the corners and I’ve decided to press them neatly for building this fabric.
Boooooooring job and it took a couple of those 90 minute sessions to get all the background pieces done, plus the reds and darks I want for those buildings.
I started with the idea that I would build a little house with small pieces of fusible.
Then I realized that it would take forever to work that way and I’m just not that patient! I had some larger leftover pieces and covered those to make fabric.
I’ll cut house shapes from that fabric and it will give me more room for variety of size and shape and direction of the strips.
You really have to draw a line somewhere when you start working with scraps. I’m already working with pieces that I would have thrown away a year ago. I will NOT keep these tiny pieces and make confetti quilts!
I also made a decision that I want this piece to be larger than the last few I’ve been
playing working with. And that the background would be on my lightest weight fusible. This is where I’m at right now…
…and that’s when I decided that I was a ninety minute girl! Time for a break!
I’ll update you when I have the background put together and I’ve started on the houses! Now I think I NEED a drink…no, some food…ummm, really, a nap!