That bundle in the back is this roll-up of 40 21/2" strips of fabric in various Eerie Alley prints.
I've always wanted to try using a "jellyroll" of fabric like this, when you get a sampler of a whole collection of fabric in coordinating colors and designs, but they're too expensive for me. It's funny to me that the one I won is in Halloween designs!
You see I've spent
So, back to the fabric: I hardly wanted to untie that sweet bundle, it was so cute all rolled up like that! Finally I did, and I laid all the strips out on the floor.
They're so colorful and cheerful, and a little weird because of the spiders and hilarious hearses with coffins falling out of them! (I took out the white strips, because they seemed to stand out too much, and to break up the intensely bright colors. I have other ideas for them...) I played around with different block designs, but I liked the linear and directional quality of the strips, so I decided to just shake it up a bit. I used AmandaJean's zig zag pattern that doesn't use triangles; what a great idea!
Cutting into fabric is a commitment, but it is a sensual pleasure to re-create designs! As the little scraps pile up, other ideas for compositions come to mind...
Hmmm, how about a wall hanging?
Something like this?
Here we go...
Wait, what about all those embellishments that came with the fabric? Now I have to take it apart again...
I'm working on both of these projects, and I'll let you see them soon. I hope.