My May Stitch Along for Week 2
I've been having fun with this challenge! First up, I did a google search and came up with some really beautiful sunsets or sunrises. I picked one of the paintings from here: Google Search to provide me with inspired. There are many many beautiful images that it took me quite some time to chose. I even ended up watching a painting video which helped inspire my process.
I decided to draw the grid onto the paper side of the fusible webbing. I drew the lines 1" apart on a piece 10" x 8".
I wasn't sure how well this would work, but I could see the lines on the other side of the fusible so that was good.
Using the yellow squares, I pulled out the very lightest and positioned them in the center aligning them with the grid lines.
Continuing, I added the darker pieces in this group keeping the greenish pieces toward the outside edges. Next, I tipped out the red squares and began placing the orangish pieces first so it would blend through to the red.
I used the pinkish pieces at the bottom and the darkest pieces at the top.
Now I only have the blue pile left. I started with the purple shades to make the transition into blue....
...and continued into the darker blues to fill in the top. But the bottom part didn't seem to blend as well.
I think the line of change was too obvious so I went back to my stash and looked for a fabric that would bridge that gap. I found this one which I thought would work perfectly.
This strip I cut up into squares, similar size to what I had and placed it on first before the blues I had placed originally. It looks much better now!
So with all those little pieces in place, I carefully lay a piece of Baking Paper over the top and pressed it. I thought I gave it a good press, however when I flipped it over, some of the pieces on the left side fell off so I had obviously not pressed it enough! I put them back and gave it a good press before turning it over again and pressing. This time success!
The last thing to do now is to trim off any excess overlaps. I found a few but were not too worried about them unless they were very big as stitching will surely hold them down when I get to that point.
This was fun but I think it would be much better if it was bigger! What do you think?