Abby, muse that she is, started gently nudging me toward it. After a few weeks, I said "Enough! I don't know what I am doing, but I will do something." There was also a strip of yellow laying with it that I cut into wavy strips. (not sure if it originally was part of the same gradient.) I cut slots in the bigger piece in the orange area and wove some of the strips in. But the slots weren't big enough. So I added the three leftovers across the bottom. A little bit of heat from the iron fused it to a piece of release paper. It also made it stable to continue working on.
And then it sat until today.
Yes, Abby, I know it is there, I groaned. I just didn't know what to do with it. So upon Abby's urging I pulled out my pre-fused pieces and scraps. Hmm.....I can't get any ideas. So I cut some free hand circles and went back the ironing surface. I laid out pieces, moved them, then moved them some more. Well, that looks nice, Abby said. Grabbing the iron, I fused them into place.
Triangles! Abby stage whispered. That will make magic for sure. Don't tell her, but I said "whatever, my dear." in my head. So I cut triangles, laid them out, moved them, moved them some more.
IRON! Quick, she said. So I did.
Bias cut strips now, please? she begged. Okay, I like doing those. And they can be shaped into fun curvy lines as they are fused into place. A few strips cut - and a few more - and one pulled up because "ugh" and this is what I have.
golden mean. I am not sure that absolutely matters, but it is one of the rare rules that I like to follow.
While taking photos, this one was a "mistake" (but someone said there are no mistakes.)
Adding a piece to the left edge could also move the focal point. But I have no clue what I would add that wouldn't change it too much.
Has Abby led me Down the Garden Path? If it works into a nice piece or not, I had a great time playing with fabric and with Abby.
Vicki, if you read this, can you tell me the name of this gradient? I couldn't find it in the shop, but it is possible that it isn't in stock.
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