Friends, family, creativity, nature, joy, love, life, music, diversity, as well as birthdays, weddings and the unexpected, are just a few of things I’ve included – it’s not always about the fireworks, but they’re there, too!
I stamped fabric, painted some of it, thread painted and quilted. I did some photo transfer and free piecing. I included unexpected fabrics – holographic prints to represent confetti and fireworks, a metallic fabric just because, some applique and some curved piecing.
This was a difficult challenge for me to develop a full idea of what I wanted to do. I had a glimmer of an idea, but it just wasn’t coming together, so I just sat at my machine and let it and the fabric tell me what it wanted to be. A different type of process for me –I usually have a pretty good idea of what I want to end up with, but not this time! End result – am I happy with my piece? Pretty much, although probably not my favourite work to date!
Thank you Brigitte for coming up with this theme and making me stretch well outside my comfort zone – a good stretch always feels good, and that’s something to celebrate, too!