This months challenge photo for Interpret This! is one I took last June. Our spring weather was very slow in getting here. It was cold and dreary with lots of rain every day. After getting through a snowy cold winter All I wanted was some sunshine and a thermometer that hit at least 60 degrees F!. Finally the day came where the sun shone and the temps were on the rise. I snapped this shot while eating lunch outside. Both the butterfly and I were happily soaking up the sun.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Pop on over to the Interpret This! blog for this months reveals. I posted mine today. The photo of a cherry tree in full bloom had me seeing pink. Lots and lots of pink! Right off I knew I wanted to try my hand at something a bit more abstracted. Cherry blossoms bring to mind an oriental feel and my first idea was to use a fabric folding, ala oragami , for flowers. I spent a day or two folding and fussing with fabrics trying to come up with a nice flower. I finally did but the amount of fabric it would take had me changing my mind! I wanted to have lots of blooms! So next idea was to make a New York beauty block. Lots of NY blocks...um..I only have a month to finish this...You guessed it, too time consuming for my bits of free time. I liked my New York beauty block and decided to build from there. Doing some less time involved straight points paper pieced.. Next, fusing petal shapes onto the green batik. I had this green/blue batik for a long time. It is one of my favorite fabrics. On my screen it shows a bit bluer then it actually is. The swirls made me think of the shadows moving as the sun hits breeze blown leaves and flowers.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
These are the fabrics for my Interpret This piece. Just two fabrics.
Upon seeing this months photo my first thought was that it was a lot of pink.
A Whole lot of pink.
Pink is not one of my favorite colors.
There was no getting around it. This would be a pink piece.
When I started this monthly challenge I was determined to use only the materials and fabrics I have on hand.
I had only a bit of some pink fabric. With tiny little hearts on it.
A bit too sweet for my IT piece...
So I bought some wonderful PINK batik. And went to work .
This one went really fast. I mean really fast!
I tried something new for me.
It is an abstract.
without hand stitches.
yep, really. It didn't seem to need more.
You will just have to wait for the reveal on the 25th.
See you there!