Hello My Bestest, Best Buds!
Can you believe this? Another post from me and it’s only been a day since the last one.
I’m sure you’re thinking . . .”What’s up with that?”
I know what you mean. This is crazy. I can hardly believe it myself.
The Dealio I have come to realize that two weeks without sharing my exploits with you creates a huge emotional void in my life. Over the last year, I have gotten used to sharing my adventures with you and delighting in your reactions to them. I’ve missed that exchange and I’m trying to make up for lost time before I have to run away again.
Shop Hopping All this running around has been a blast and I am learning a lot. I have visited a bunch of amazing shops and seen a lot of wonderful things. As I get more comfortable with my schedule, I will be sharing stories and photos from the wonderful destinations I visit.
I have already been a some fabulous places. Unfortunately, I didn’t think to bring the Magic Camera, so I don’t have photos to share—but trust me—these towns and shops are fabulous and I have a feeling that the Peeps and I will be making several road trips across Texas this year to visit them.
The next time I visit, I will be packing the Magic Camera. 🙂
Feeling Scrappy So, here we are . . . my latest installment of the Fusible Scrap Leftovers quilt. I have completed the embroidery stage of 10 more blocks and I think I have another 20 or so of the 3×3-in. blocks to go. You would think that I’d know the exact number that I have left to do, but it’s not important, so I don’t keep track. All I know is that I will continue to do them until they’re finished. Once the 3x3s are done, then I get to move up to the larger sizes.
This quilt has been a fabulous creative journey so far, and I am thrilled finally have enough new blocks to share with you.
As you can see these blocks have a bit more detail added. This is fun to do, but I gotta be careful about adding too much.
If I included too many embroidered elements in the block, I would not have room for beads, sequins, buttons or quilted details. You will notice some blocks have more embroidery and others have less. As I work on the blocks, I visualize how they will look with the various embellishment details. At this stage there is no right or wrong decision. I just have to decide which choice feels best.
I am only adding the details that I feel the block needs at that moment. Once all the blocks have been embroidered, I will review as a group to see if there is balance and even distribution of color and texture.
If there is a need for more embroidered detail, I’ll add it before I got onto the next stage.
This project is not about figuring out every detail before I got to the next stage. It’s a more intuitive process. I will do only what feels right and no more.
Each block is individual and stands on its own. I don’t consider the design of the other blocks while I am working on a single block. This design approach is a little unusual, but I am confident that it will come together in the end and the quilt will look like I planned everything from the beginning.
I’ll explain why I know this in future posts. Right now, I just need to immerse myself in the embroidery process and see where it takes me.
If you are new to the blog and would like to see more of this quilt and read about its history, then follow the links below:
If you’re interested in seeing what the quilt sorta, kinda, if you squint your eyes and tilt your head just right, but may be changed at any stage in the process is gonna look like, then you can click here and scroll to the bottom of the page.
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Well, that’s it for this post. So, what do you think of my progress?
Do you like these flowers as much as you did the ones from the Fort Bend County Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden?
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You know I love hearing from you, so tell me what you think. 🙂