Saturday, May 24, 2008
Fortunately I had a small piece of scraps I'd put together a while ago as a practice piece for another quilt. Not the best colors, but it would work for this challenge. I found and added the red strips to make it even. Then I got in a hurry and cut it apart before I photographed it! So I laid it all back together again for a photo. The reason for my hurry... I am leaving for D.C. in a couple of days for a visit with my sister while she's working there.
I had purchased a circular Olfa cutter quite some time ago and wanted to use it so I cut 3 different circles from the piece and then sliced it up some more from those circle starting points. Then I laid it onto a black background and slid the pieces farther apart so the black would show through and rotated the circles. Next I satin stitched around the raw edges and quilted randomly in the black with a variegated rayon thread. I cut the edge irratically, too, and then satin-stitched around those.
Done and now I can pack for my D.C. trip.