19 January 2012

False start (shades of red)

After gathering all my red, yellow, and blue scraps, I started with the red ones - ironing, tearing into strips. It made sense to lay out a few at a time, and after an hour or two this layout had evolved -
Even as more and more pieces joined each layout, I was getting the feeling that more wasn't what was needed. So it's back to square one - back to the blank canvas....

My original idea was to hold down the strips with handstitch, and then add machine quilting across the piece. The quilting is supposed to make a major contribution -- not get lost among busyness.

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