I plan my journeys to be straight. Instead, my journeys meander with numerous detours. How does this happen? Simple, things crop up and I need to take a side route.
SAQA Spotlight Auction
What? It’s time to make a quilt for SAQA’s Spotlight Auction. OK, I know the auction will take place in April. Yet, I was so focused on my current journey of working on Sue, I simply didn’t look ahead. Time for a detour. Thank goodness, I have a collection of Lola (our cat) photos to choose for inspiration. Therefore, it doesn’t take me long to find one that will work.
Photoshop Elements to the rescue. I use the application to crop and then filter the image. Doesn’t that sound simple? It is and it isn’t. In fact, it was quite the journey. All the auction pieces must measure 8″ x 6″. They will be mounted behind an 10″ x 8″ white mat with a 6.5″ x 4.5″ window. Well, you get the picture. It is vital to get all the math and positioning right from the start. This is why I verify my image will work with a black and white photocopy framed by a mock mat with a 6.5″ x 4.5″ aperture. Yes! The alinement is perfect.
Now it is time to start the next phase of the journey, actually stitching the quilt. I print the colored image of Lola on an inkjet fabric sheet and start stitching.
I am also committed to keeping up with the 2024 Rainbow Scrap Challenge. All 34 of my HST green triangles are complete. I am using the second half of January to add the black and white central sections of the block. Fingers crossed I can get that done before February’s color is announced.
I’m linking up to the following posts: