It's a new year in which to play with scraps. 😀
For several years now many folks have selected a word or phrase to focus on or to guide their artistic practices. I've done so rather informally for the most part. Thought I'd make a more formal stab at it this year and publicly declare my word for 2020 to be Nourish.
In the process of considering possible words for 2020 I was reminded that what I enjoy most is making blocks out of leftover bits of fabric and then figuring out how to assemble those disparate blocks into a cohesive, pleasing quilt top. I'd been working on the Nativity quilt (see previous post) when I had this insight. Since I had to buy a bit more fabric to complete that top I took the opportunity to take a break from it and try to reduce the number of half-square triangles that had accumulated.
These piles of triangles became twenty, four inch Broken Dishes blocks.
|16" wide x 20" high|
At first I thought I'd just turn this little flimsy into a doll quilt or even a wall hanging to remind me to nourish my spirit by doing that which gives me joy. But then I remembered all the other scrap blocks in my Parts Department. For example, 6" Ships...
Sailing on a turbulent sea.
Talk about the tip of an iceberg! They needed a bit of water on which to float though. And then I thought stars to steer by would be a good idea.
Now this measures 36" wide and 32" high. My thinking is to continue building vertically for a few more rows and then run some 8" stars down either side. Maybe I'll have a complete top to show you for Scrap Happy Day in February. 😊
Scrap Happy Day is hosted by Kate and Gun, on opposite sides of the globe, on the 15th of each month (local time). Others who are participating are linked up below. Not everyone is working with fabric either!
Kate , Gun, Titti, Heléne, Eva, Nanette, Lynn, Lynda, Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Debbierose, Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan, Moira, Sandra, Linda, Chris, Nancy, Alys, Kerry, Claire, Jean, Joanne, Jon, Hayley, Dawn, Gwen, Connie, Bekki, Pauline, Sue L and Sunny