Last week I was playing around with some ideas for new art. I painted some construction fence designs to have cloth to use. I actually found that painting the cloth with fabric paints was rather therapeutic. I enjoyed doing it, although I don’t know if I would have the patience to do all my work this way. Painting a stenciled design is slow going at best. Here is the progression of the cloth.
Then I wrote quotes about fences on it.
I also started some new small pieces for the art fair coming up in December. Free form piecing was the technique of choice and using scraps of fabric in the same color scheme made sense. I could sit and do free form piecing all day long. I used leftover fabrics from a larger piece I did earlier in the year for a show. Funny how I pieced with the same colors I painted…
Now, to layer and stitch. I just laid the mats on them to see what they looked like.
This week I don’t think I’m being nearly as productive, but I do have a couple of rag quilts to work on for a girl from my church. She wants them for Christmas presents, so I got started cutting all the squares and batting for those yesterday. Today I am making a flopped recipe for gingerbread squares. Ah, life. Tomorrow I am meeting up with a good friend to celebrate her birthday.