|My progress at end of Day 4.|
|Little green centers (cotton lame') added to X's.|
One of my favorite "units" was the one below, which I started on Day 4 and finished the last day. It's based on Lisa Call's style (the example in that link shows her typical use of solids and repetitious stitching), though mine is a little different.
First, the base is made of 9 fabrics, stitched together at an angle. A stabilizer was added to the back, then I used a fabric chalk marker to lightly sketch in a grid on the front, totally ignoring the lines created when I stitched the 9 pieces together. I began straight-line stitching, changing the direction of the stitching lines within the grids to create lots of movement. I believe Lisa does her stitching in the quilting stage, but my goal was simply to make an interesting "background."
There's still one more story to tell from this week, but I'll save it for the next post. Thanks for reading about my explorations!