In my last post (the first in this new blog), I shared my recent "keep me going" piecing project. I have been making yardage from my scrap stash. This project is satisfying in and of itself. I love seeing how you can put together bits of widely disparate fabrics to make something that works as a unit. I find that these projects provide a challenge to one part of my mind as I select the individual pieces--how to put them together so the colors work while using as much of every bit as I can. At the same time, the process can go ahead on autopilot enough to allow inspiration to bubble up.
Two sets of fabric have already made their way into specific projects and two more are in the planning stages. Here's the first project.
I called this vest "Treasured Gems" because nearly all the scraps I put together were from yardage created by my friend Judy Robertson of Just Imagination Hand Dye Fabrics. Her fabrics are so gorgeous that I can't bear to throw away even the tiniest bits.
Here's a second project - another vest created from my blue scraps. Since blue is one of my favorite colors, I had lots of scraps to work with. I'll be in my Western Avenue studio this Saturday afternoon for our monthly Open Studios event. I hope you'll stop by to see these in person.
Ann M. Lee