The artist in me was in need of self care this week. I hadn’t reached burnout, but I sensed a little TLC in the way of simple work and play was in order. How does the manifest itself in the studio? For me, it means launching into something indulgent, and simple project. So, I have begun
2022 Rainbow Scrap Challenge. This week I will show you my progress in pictures. Let the Fun/TLC Begin
This is a mock up, or blue print to determine how the two alternating blocks will play with each other for the quilt I will create for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I purposefully selected blocks that used only squares, half square triangles and quarter square triangles.
This is the guide I will use to cut and piece Block #1. Since my fabric choices will change depending on what color I use, I will ignore the fabric in the guide, except to remind me where the color of the month goes.
The cutting and patch count diagram for Block #2.
This is color layout for the quilt. I am assuming the colors assigned in 2021 will be the same ones assigned in 2022.
In order to make sure I create the correct number and style of block for each color, I created a guide.
The first two blocks are finished for the 2022 Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Celestial Harmony Update
Kudos to my husband who took this picture. He did an excellent job of accurately capturing the color, the quilting and being sure the lighting is even across the quilt. The big change this week is the addition of “buttons” or appliquéd circles at the junctures of the orange peels. In order not to distract from the design, I purposefully selected fabric scraps for the buttons that blend versus contrast with colors in the tangental peels.
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Great that you recognized you needed some self-care before it got to overwhelm! Enjoy your new project! It looks wonderful.
Self care takes so many forms, doesn’t it? I’m rather curious how it will turn out. I am so accustomed to creating a palette of gradated colors. However, I am determined to use 100%, well closer to 90% of scrap fabrics for the color of the month. I was surprised to discover my red scraps were basically the same value. Also, I didn’t have enough scraps to make Block #2. I did pull one from stash. Justified it because I had had it since my son turned 18 and never used it. He just turned 38. 🙂
Pretty colors for you orange peel quilt! 👏🏻 to your husband for capturing them! Thanks for the diagram for your progress on the Radiant Star quilt! It will be gorgeous!
I will pass your applause onto my husband. He enjoys partnering with me on my art work. Not on the design on creation end, but with photography, hanging and shipping and handling. I am very fortunate to have him by my side. If you check out the earlier posts you can see how the palette for Celestial Harmony was created. Spoiler alert – those peels are the left over scraps from the quilt that preceded it, Celestial Celebration.
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