Friday, February 5, 2010

The Anatomy of a Process



When I start a big project, this is how it happens. First, it starts with a rough sketch. (I have my sketch, but it is not photographing well.) Next comes picking the fabric. (This might be the most fun part!)




The first cutting and piecing starts. (I don't use alot of brown, but for this quilt I am.)




Next, I made bias. I need stems!




Pinned and ready for machine applique. My favorite way to machine applique is to use the buttonhole stitch on my machine and a varigated thread. Luv it!



Today, I'm spending the day with wonder-under. I'm making leaves! Yipee! Being in the "zone" is fabulous! Happy sewing!

8 comments:

BUMBLE BEANS said...

What fun! It's nice to see you break out and use brown! Does this mean I need to break out some PINK! ;-)

So far It's looking great my dear! happy wonder undering!

Stephanie said...

Very rich looking!

KateKwiltz said...

Looks like a great project! May The Zone stay with you!

Doris said...

I love this Shelly! Wondering if it is what I think it is...

angela said...

Cool! I can't wait to see more of your steps - those reds and yellows will look fabulous on the brown background!

Alexis said...

Looks great! Those batiks are gorgeous and I am loving the play by play!

Janet said...

What a great insight into your creative process. Its fun to see how others approach a project. Breaking up the neutral fabric with bright strips makes it zing.

Andrea, creative collector said...

Can't wait to see what it becomes...