The December issue of Piece & Play for American P&Q. It has been a fun experience for me and I have really enjoyed hearing from people and visiting with those of you who have visited the store. I saved the “Composition Planning” for the last issue as I find once you became familiar with new techniques it is nice to make a more complex piece.
Launching the Idea
For me an “idea” or inspiration photo is perfect to launch the color and line search. Early spring colors are some of my favorites as pieces of winter still exist in the landscape. Put on your detective hat and start collecting ideas. I love this photo of the weathered wood fence with the lichen.
Writing down words or phrases is also helpful in launching a project.
---- spring green—bright light, clear blue sky, fresh, winter ground, new beginnings---
I am one of those people that needs an idea behind the project.
When pulling possible fabrics for the quilt keep the word “auditioning in the back of your mind. Then you have plenty to choose from and don’t get so stuck on finding the perfect fabric. Slight variations of a color will make the color more powerful in a piece.
If you have been working on any of the Piece & Play projects and would like to share, use the hashtag #APQlearnalong or e-mail Jean at Jean@stitchinpost.com