|Isn't this space amazing?! That's Patty Hawkins getting set up! Love her|
|Jean Pierre Lotte, Architect|
So with that hanging over my head, I did manage to find some inspiration on my 600+ pinterest abstract inspiration board. I picked a photo that had caught my idea from the beginning. Not only was it interesting in itself, but there were lots of little bits of it that were great too. I downloaded it to my kindle and just took different crops of areas. Then I played with the crops - either themselves or repeated. I won't bore you with the details but I did spend 4 hours doing it - grin!
Finally - yes - finally - I found one that I liked, edited it (adding and subtracting) and did value sketches. Sue asks, "Do you always do several value sketches?" uhuh. . . . ."Well, then, you might want to keep it to only three this time and see how that goes?" (I giggled, getting her point) You see, looking around the room, everyone else had a ton of fabric out - me - I was there with my paper and pencils!
Idea found - check!
Editing done - check!
Value sketches - check!
Full size pattern done - check! (did you know that staples would do that for you for under $15?)
Palette choose - check! (Inspired by a Katie Pasquini Masopust quilt)
Finally, Tuesday morning I could sew! And sew, and sew! OMG! whose idea of was it to make it 60" by 44"???? I really do need to get the concept that more is more does not equate to more fun but just more work! grin. But scale does play a piece with this design so that's on its side!!
I decided that if I want to get a major chunk of this done before Sunday, I have to be VERY productive. Don't you think?