Earlier in the year I was feeling a bit frustrated with my projects. I often have a lot of ideas and don’t know where to start. Or I start on something with passion and lose interest.
One useful thing I have found when in this mood is to tidy up the studio. I often find that as I am sorting through stacks of fabric, I can re-organize and prioritize.
Another thing is to just cut and sew together fabrics without a plan in mind. I found this piece of hand painted fabric that I had used for a class sample and decided base a piece of work from it.
After choosing some colours that would go together, I sewed units together. I pinned them up on my trusty design wall and rearranged the pieces whenever I felt like it. There was no plan, no dead line, no perfect seams required! I added some crosses and a small amount of commercial aboriginal designed fabric to add some pop.
I used chunky pearl cotton threads to stitch the layers together with a Kantha type stitch and a big needle.
THE FINISHED PIECE: EASTER QUILT by Linden Lancaster 2016