Sunday, March 13, 2016

a few detours



I've temporarily stopped sewing strips of colors that remind me of Cape Town because I need to shift gears for a few days.  Here are some of the colors I am using, along with others, of course. Color inspiration is everywhere if you keep your eyes open.

On another subject... If you happened to see my Facebook post or looked at rayna_gillman@instagram.com, you have already seen this piece of fabric, which I found while going through a pile of STUFF, looking for something else. What you didn't see was the other side of the fabric.




This is the back of that piece. I printed the front as a demo using a torn paper resist on day 1 of a surface design class.

Since demo pieces are not meant to be masterpieces (although, believe it or not, sometimes they are),  I turned it over for the demo on day 2, using a glue resist.  Because the fabric already had a layer of paint on side 1, the yellow and blue and white paint I had used, came through the resist areas.  Accident. Serendipity. Whatever you want to call it -- it was unplanned and came out amazingly well. Just saying.

My final task of the day was to make some ugly blocks to take to class this week.  I didn't have any here in Florida, although I have plenty at home.  So I scrounged around for some not-so-pretty fabric and made a few. My stash of ugly fabric here in the apartment is limited, to say the least.  I brought only lovely fabric with me (a carload), but managed to eke out 3 nine-patches for demos.  I'm posting them here because next week, I may have some beauties in their place.  Or not.



Just set the clocks ahead and am finally tired enough to call it a night.  Presumably, more tomorrow or the next day.  

2 comments:

Gillian Travis said...

im going to be in Holland towards the end of October then can get a lift to Geneva - I'm going to see how far it is to get to where you will be in Switzerland
Would be great to meet up

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Congratulations...some ugly 9 blocks here...next will be the magical transformation! I checked by Blogspot and for my little knowledge, I do have a B printed in my profile so that just might mean my email is connected...I hate the idea of aggravating blog friends!