The Rooster does stick his beak into the Coop and Saucer Playroom and offers suggestions. He is even very helpful at finding quilt shops when we are away on holidays. But he hasn't shown any inclination to try patchwork.
If he did I am sure he'd be a paper piecer! We (he) are making a box for the kitchen hutch. I am very much about 'good enough' but apparently 1/16th of an inch is not 'good enough'. Then he measures twice, starts the cut then remeasures to check how much he is losing with the bite. ??? I said he should have been an engineer. He told me he wanted to be one as a kid but that university was not an option. I didn't know that. He did go to university with only grade 10 but as a mature student. He got his agricultural diploma. I was so proud of him! Dean's Honour roll and he barely cracked a book as we had a farrow to finish hog barn that took any extra time and four kids to raise as well. Definitely a paper piecer. lol He does like to ask for my rulers when he works in the house. That's okay. I have my eye on his big T square! ;)
Speaking of paper...
I am working away on my canvases for the playroom wall. This is third layer. First paper, then tame it down with some gesso and then I added some texture by scraping light modeling paste through various stencils.
The figures have been covered with mac tac, both sides. I'm deciding just how to use them. If I'd been more careful I could have used the cut away as a stencil. :O These will be masks to spray over and then remove so the image remains. I need to decide on colours as well.
I decided to work on my Trip around the World blocks. I do not want to rush my leaves wall hanging and just making scrappy blocks will be kinda restful! lol I am wondering if these strong pinks and purples will mess up my trips! ;) I shall make more and if it doesn't work I guess I have two grand daughters who might console me if the original flight plan is cancelled. lol
Please take a trip around Canada and see what my fellow Needle and Thread friends are piecing. I imagine there will be a bit of a break for the holidays. Blessings to all and to all a good holiday!