Thursday, January 14, 2016
Turmoil with starbursts
Look what's happening to my red turmoil! It has developed starbursts of pale striped piecing!
Right now I'm arranging them on the wall to make constellations or starbursts. I don't know if they're going to stay in this configuration or if the pales are going to want to group themselves into a larger mass. But I think I'm reaching the end of my mindless piecing -- the stage where I just make rectangles of strips upon strips. Now I'm cutting and piecing the rectangles together into complicated expanses. I think I'm only going to make new "fabric" as needed to make the whole thing go together.
The final putting-together process can be endlessly fiddly and take a whole lot longer than the early production phase, but it's also the most fun. And I would say I'm at the beginning of the end for this composition.
Next week my husband is going to Florida for a week so I will be able to spend all my waking hours at the sewing machine. I wonder how much I'll be able to finish before he comes home.