Construction Zone

Last week I decided to let myself sew. Of course, my room is now a mess again. I’m going to count it as a victory-in-progress anyway, first because I can, and second because I am using fabric that has been sitting on the cutting table for quite some time, waiting for a project.

Or two. As sometimes happens, my focus fabric gets the party started, then the other guests hijack the whole thing and there’s no room for the piece that got things going! For some unknown reason, I acquired a half yard of fabric with 1950s kitchen motifs. The yellow is between butter and lemon, the red is between cherry and tomato, and the green is between celery and spring onion. Clearly, it was meant to be part of a food quilt. These are the fabrics I started with:

After a full morning of of experimentation, this is what emerged:

As you can see, there is no room here for the kitchen motif fabric (or the salt shaker fabric, but I’m willing to relegate that to the back). So, once again I shuffled through the piles on top of the cutting table. I found a couple of greens that might go together, and a red/pink swirl that doesn’t go with anything but by heavens I’m going to try to make it work! I also uncovered my copy of Ricky Tims’ Convergence Quilts, which is a good place to start for inspiration. Perhaps next week I’ll even have something to show you.

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One Response to “Construction Zone”

  1. TheaM Says:

    Hi Lani,

    Nice to see what you’re up to!
    Love your food/kitchen fabrics.
    Keep posting!

    Thea

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