Ah….it didn’t start out to be boring…..
The idea was really good. While in China I took the following photo of a group of bamboo trees…..
So, when I had some time to play in my studio, I pulled out the green and yellow fabrics and off I went.
The first step was to make paper patterns that were approximately 3 by 6 inches and the paper piece them in alternating green and yellow stripes…..
When I had twelve of them finished I started playing with how to put them together.
As I fiddled in EQ7, I came up with an arrangement that looked something like this…..
I found that it was easiest to piece in long strips and had fun trying to figure out the best way to make it work.
At one point, I realized that I had pieced one strip incorrectly, so simply moved it to another spot so that it would fit.
Here is the final quilt top…..
Now the problem…..it looks BORING!!!!! I am going to have to add something to it to spice it up a bit, but the question is what to add????
I have thought about painting bamboo leaves, using Shiva Paintsticks, appliquéing leaves, layering net or mesh leaves.
PLEASE help me make this quilt un-boring…..what are your suggestions??