I had my coffee this morning in the front room as I studied my focus fabric and made observations and notes.
I had thought square for the dimensions but I think a rectangle fills the space better and echoes many of the design elements in this room.
I think three long sections with a vertical sashing that shows off the gradation on each side of the centre section. 1/3 of the six by twelve inch blocks can be strips, 1/3 plain with some stenciling, and 1/3 I thought could be applique.
I did a quick inventory of my fabric paints and reviewed the technique. I'd want to make my own stencils, probably from freezer paper.
Then I measured and measured again and cut my sections which will be cut again into blocks but I need to audition more fabrics. I haven't determined the sashing width either but it'll be narrow.
I don't plan on going shopping so I shopped my stash. This can work although I can see lots of tweaking.
The first thing is to move the centre section up about three inches. A bit blurry but this gives the squint test. ;) I don't intend to procrastinate but I do want to give this a bit of time to percolate. Sometimes I get a better idea but it is too late. :(
I also need to do some multi tasking and work on some paper projects. I do believe I have some kind of forest happening and now I need to find some trees so I can identify the leaves!
Hmmmm....I look at that wonderful fabric and see three whole-cloth panels hung from a single rod...perhaps simply quilted and accented with seed stitches and/or French knots in places...
Ahem! Whatever you decide to do with it will be wonderful! :-)
such beautiful focus fabric - your piece is going to be stunning!
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