Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Start at the Very Beginning...
... It's a very good place to start.
Despite having several projects actively on the go right now, today was a pondering day rather than a doing day. I spent a good deal of time sat on the floor poking about in my wee stash.
I contemplated and rejected ideas over and over again. What I had in mind I could not match up to fabrics. Silly I know but every combination I put together just did not work for me today. So I sat at the internet and browsed through Flickr and Pinterest instead, finding my inspiration here.
I decided that I wanted to do something girlie, frivolous and fun. (Like all the things I make are so serious!) And I decided on freezer paper piecing. So freezer paper securely washi taped to a cutting board I tried out my architecture skills with pencil and ruler. I do not think I am ready for full size house design as of yet. It took a few tries, and as I stuck to the same piece of paper it looked like total gobbledygook eventually.
I persevered and eventually had a house I thought would be a good size, I erased some of the superfluous lines, I did my little marks and numbering for future matching up, and then I did a few notes as a further attempt from me going terribly wrong.
My idea is to freezer paper piece the house and then free piece the background. I may think this is more doable than it actually is. But the best bit of the afternoon was pulling fabrics to feature in this block to make it fun.