Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Erosion Bundle Project, Take 6: Taking inventory

The big Erosion Bundle reveal date, August 1st, has seemed so far away, but it’s slowly creeping up on me. With the summer holidays and hopefully wonderful weather ahead, there’s really not that much time left. Therefore I have taken inventory of my bundle fabrics to see what I’ve got. I was planning to leave the creases in, but had to iron the scraps slightly to get a proper view. The creases are pretty much permanently set anyway, but I was able to get a full view of the small spots of rust and discolorations.

When I first wrapped up the bundles, I just grabbed a bunch of different scraps, not thinking much about colours and shapes because the lovely rusty oranges would bring all the pieces together. Well, that did not happen (obviously), and I have to make a quilt from these:
4 pieces of white wrapping fabric with some yellow spots
A jagged scrap of turquoise Kona cotton that shows a bit of wearPieces of this and that with a few tiny yellow spots

Throwing precaution to the wind, I decided to just play with the fabrics, using the pieces as they were where possible and cutting the rest off with scissors. I loved the process, and while the colours are somewhat 80-ies looking and way off my usual palette, I think it will work out just fine. I’ll not put endless hours in trying to perfect the result, but rather treat it as a part of the whole process and enjoy the freedom.
I have another piece in progress with the leftover fabrics, but that’s a story for another post.

4 comments:

  1. That's REAL patchwork! Well done you.

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  2. Enjoying the process is what it's all about!

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  3. That will be interesting to see taking shape!

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  4. Waiting to see this one finished, I like it. Beach and daughter and grandson looks happy, missed so much while I was gone! xox Corrine

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