Monday, July 4, 2016

- Another day, another week

Retrospective (7/17/2016)

Patch #186 A new beach towel



Sometimes you find the perfect bit of cloth a bit too late ... but better late than never.

Original Post

I've been composting ideas, so patches are dropping from my hands as quickly as I can stitch them. Today, I finished up the patches for June 20-26 ...


although in truth, I actually made some of the patches at the beach ...


inspired by this shot (taken last year), of beach towels hanging over the railing ...


Today I tackled the Strawberry Moon patch, wanting to somehow replicate my memory of a pale pink moon rising over the sea and then, as the sky darkened, changing from orange to yellow to white, growing larger and larger as it rose ...


Of course, I took a page from the pojagi play book, stitching the layers of blue together by overcasting the seam with the right sides facing out ...


leaving pleasantly visible joins on the front ...


although I chose not to fell the seams ...


the better to minimize the thickness on the back ...


in order to stitch on the rising moon memories ...



Then this happened ...


Inspired by Grace's post about Inktense pencils and Sharon Tomlinson's online tutorial, I decided to try replicating Don's milk-paint-on-driftwood sunrise. Except I had more room at the top of the patch than I intended, so I started to freestyle and ended up surprising myself ...


quite pleasantly, I might add.