After all the fabric auditioning, consideration of scale of the units for this piece, there was a satisfying moment doing the first seam of a new project – all keen piecers of fabric know that feeling! And, even though I was certain that the block/gold pin spot fabric will be an important part of this particular quilt, to test that theory I took the time to consider another option –
– and now think for this work I must make a choice. It’s either the horizontal lines will all be black/gold spot, or the rock units will be striped with other rock unit fabric. And while I’m considering that, I’ll have a spot of lunch and a total change of activity, outside, as it’s a beautiful day.
I’ve just bought a new gold paint for the hand made dots I plan to put on the work I’m just finishing. Samples are so important – so I tested it of course on a scrap of the background fabric – set with the iron, and it is really permanent. I also bought a couple of cheap paint brushes and cut the ends off to use to make round dots….. and I especially like the fine ones on the RHS. Fiddling with samples always suggests more than one idea, and I like the gold brush strokes against the black – there’s some real potential there….