Yep, I'm starting on another patchwork piece. I finished this first one in 2013 and it's was on the cover and in the book 1000 Quilt Inspirations.
here. I really enjoyed all the hand stitching on that piece and have been wanting to do another one. So, while in Florida this winter, I did some stamping on commercial and hand dyed fabrics. Yesterday, I decided to do some additional mono printing on two more pieces.
This is a piece of hand dyed fabric I dyed while in Florida.
This is an orange batik, which is really a lot brighter than what shows in this picture.
I've started to sew some of the patchwork and play with the placement of the fabrics.
Ignore the flowers and other 'stuff' at the top! I have the fabric pinned on a piece of foam board which was leaning against my peg board where I pin small quilts! Those are a few you see at the top...or parts of!
Yes, I could have 'cropped' the picture but you know I have other things to do!
I'm still in the process of moving fabrics and pieces around. The only pieces that are stitched are the smaller pieces in middle...that's my starting point!
I have in mind the hand stitching I want to do and plan on putting this in our Masters Exhibit for the artist Mary Ann Beckwith. Ms. Beckwith doesn't necessarily use blues and oranges but I think the patchwork and hand stitching will reflect her work! It wasn't so bad when we were using Master Artists that were 'dead'...now we are using a few artists that are still alive and will happen upon our work (we do ask their permission to use their work as our inspiration). Hope they aren't insulted by our work!!