It's my turn to be Queen again for BeeSewcial
February Theme: “Stretch (Denim)
For me, BeeSewcial is all about stretching my creative, structural and social limits, opening up and reaching out.
Challenge: Create blocks with a comfortable feel and movement primarily flowing from top to bottom, and out the sides of the block(s).
Prompt: Think flexible, pliable, organic, in motion, layered, intertwined and even group hug. I will post a few inspiration photos but really enjoy seeing how members interpret the theme.
Construction: Pieced gentle curves, straight lines, holes and partial holes (as a design element, not actual holes in the fabric) are welcome. Ruler-free and ruler/template friendly but no raw edge applique please.
One Size Fits All: Whatever your composition needs. Just send equivalent to the usual amount and any left over bits if you’d like.
Palette: I don’t have a Kona color card (gasp) and trust your judgment.
Blues: Indigo in all shades, new jeans, stonewashed, faded, and threadbare.
Neutrals: Grays, Off-Whites
Optional Pop: You can throw in a bit that reminds you of dull metal rivets and zippers - (not bright or shiny)
Not actual denim fabric either- Just the color as a palette. All brands of solid quilt cotton are fine.
|An Old Sketch|
Here's the non-cropped version of the trees. Makes me miss Kauai. Photo credit of the mural goes to my son, taken on a study abroad in Argentina.
More Prompt Images
Browsing through my picture folder I came up with these:
|Stretched organic shapes|
Naturally intertwined shapes that are thin to thick, stretching up to the sun. To me, this has an easy relaxing feel to me. I once took a water color class and only got as far as this before abandoning it:
|Watercolor Wanna Be|
Be sure to share on IG #beesewcial if you are a bee mate and #inspiredbybeesewcial hashtags if you are sewing along with the monthly challenge. Here's a post about the group although for 2016 we have welcomed two new members Anne and M-R.