Sometimes it feels like it is all work and no play. I love the times I can make things knowing I will not have to write a set of instructions. Instructions are a constraint on my creative nature. Before doing anything I stop and consider if I can explain it in words or maybe a diagram.
That's why I had so much fun taking part in the Indigo Postcard challenge last August. As part of the Indigo Quilt Exhibition we were issued the challenge to design a postcard with an Indigo theme. The timing was perfect as new blue fabric had arrived and the opportunity 'to have a play' was too good to miss.
I started the scene first, got stuck when I couldn't choose between raw edge and needle turn applique and made the flower pot instead. Had a lovely afternoon, pottering around with fabrics, threads, buttons and deciding what to do. I realised I could combine different applique techniques and went back and finished the scene. Sometimes all you need is a break from what your working on.
I mentioned in the last post how much I love using these metal frames. The trickiest thing about this purse was choosing which bird to fussy cut for the front,
and which one for the back.
That's the stuff for me!
Here is something of what I have planned for you next year.
These are the first two projects from my Happiness is..... club
I'm still working out the details and will post about it early in the new year - which means next week!
Have a Happy New Year!