Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Inspiration hits

I was supposed to be packing up my machine this morning when inspiration hit. I'd been cutting and cleaning fabrics to take to retreat Thursday morning when I found a couple Gelli prints that got me thinking.
Instead of packing my fabrics and my machine, I started pulling out fabrics to match it, thinking I might take it along as a small project.
But then I couldn't stop! I sewed on the 1 inch black and white border and started piecing fabrics from my scrap bin.

At lunch time I stopped and packed it all up. It will give me a little diversion at retreat in the middle of all that piecing on the larger quilts.
Once I have the small art piece together, I will add a tiny bit of color to the white areas and then it will be ready to sandwich and free motion stitch. I plan to outline the flowers in black thread which I think will look good with the narrow black border.
I quite like the colors in this piece.
I'm linking to the Needle and Thread Network.

11 comments:

Dolores said...

I like the colours too and will look forward to seeing how you finish it.

beth said...

Sounds just like something I would do!!! Packing it all up brings out inspiration in me too!!!
Have a great time!

Linda said...

Love what you are doing with this piece. The black outlining will be awesome. Have fun!

Glady said...

I like the look of your creation too. You have an artistic eye! Have fun at the retreat. I'm going to one the first weekend in April . . . can't wait.

Leslie McNeil said...

This looks very interesting, Holly. Will be a fun project for you, and I look forward to seeing your progress... and finish! Happy times to you at the retreat!

What Comes Next? said...

this is a great piece! It will be a lovely diversion for you. (I'm glad I'm not the only one who gets distracted like that!)

Patti said...

That's what happens when inspiration hits! It looks great too. Have fun at your retreat!

pegsplace said...

Our minds never stop! I really like this piece. Distraction creating a project for diversion! I like that!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Looks fantastic Holly,,have fun at the retreat

Sam said...

Awesome, way to follow your inspiration. Diversion + procrastination = Art.

Regina said...

This will be another wonderful piece! Have a lovely retreat.