I taught a student this morning and she had seen my wave landscape patchwork while scrolling through the site.
She asked me how I get inspiration and how I choose colors. So I showed her.
I told her that I don't purchase special fabrics and normally go to the scrap pile and choose strips from there. She asked to help me choose fabrics. She is 8 years old.
We went to this morning's scrap pile and I told her that I would choose some random colors and make them work together.
These were the first colors that I chose. A bit flat and serious. So I took another look in the scrap box
I kept the original colors and pulled out a darker grey. Still wasn't too happy.
So I rummaged around again and found 2 pieces of teal green which coordinated with the flowers on the floral fabric. Good, now its more interesting.
She looked in the pile and found a piece of green linen which we cut into 2 and added to the mix.
I wanted to show her that there were still more combinations in the scrap box.
She randomly pulled out 2 pieces and I pulled out another 2 and this is what we came up with. Interesting but a bit too somber for today's work so I put it aside for another day.
I showed her how I collect all the remnants while creating, to be saved for another project.
These are going to become fabric beads.
I created a small wave landscape piece this morning. I let her decide on the color placement and she ironed the pieces after I stitched them - Teamwork.
Now she wants to make her own piece - next lesson.