Back in January, I posted about the current collaborative project I’m working on with my sister Anne – ‘WATER: an Element’. Since then, I have thought about it a few times, but there always seemed to be other projects taking priority. However, next week I’ll be visiting Anne in Victoria BC, so I decided I had better get working on this.
When Anne and I last worked on this in January, we confirmed our original design and made some decisions about fabrics – left photo below.
We cut our full-size freezer-paper pattern into 3 sections. I took the right section of the pattern, and the fabrics we selected for it, to start piecing and appliqueing.
Today when I started working on it, I realized some of the fabric pieces were not wide enough to place them as we had intended, so I had to improvise. I added a couple of fabrics, but I’m not sure I like them. I started cutting the fabrics at the bottom with the cresting wave shape, then switched to choppy waves, and then to more subdued waves and gentle curves at the top. We will probably add more wave shapes with applique, paint and/or stitching to make a more cohesive design.
I haven’t sewn or fused any of the sections together. The fabrics are ironed to the freezer-paper pattern, and pinned near the edges. I’ve rolled the whole thing up, so hopefully it won’t fall apart on the trip to Anne’s.
Here are a couple of my favorite sections – both are Anne’s photos that she printed on fabric. The surfer is a photo of her daughter, screen-printed on silk. The fabric under the cresting wave was printed using a blueprint process.
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