I love the variety of Blocks of the Month (BOM) available over the internet. They are great for learning techniques in manageable portions, with results that are beautiful and useful – something to show off, not test pieces to keep in a drawer… My approach to BOM’s is essentially the same – with a slight difference: I want to encourage you to create your own designs. Therefore I will center my posts around questions of design and techniques – from idea to final product:
how you can translate your inspiration into fabric
workability and technical challenges
improvisation (or: what can you do when it goes wrong?)
On this page:♣ Creative Limitations … why? ♣ Creative Limitations and step-by-step decisions ♣ What to do with all those blocks?? ♣ Theme and Block for December ♣ Grab a button for the Block of the Month Continue reading →
In this post I’ll try and describe the beginning of my design process. Usually this happens more or less without me being aware of it, but this time I stopped myself every so often in order to reflect on what I’ve been thinking and to break it down into steps.
I hope you’ll find this useful – even if it’s just so you become aware of how you are doing things 😉 Perhaps it also gives you some ideas of how you can tackle your Block of the Month, as different as it may be.
I’ve finally come up with a flexible format that will allow me to offer a special project for each Theme of the Month: A Block of the Month (pretty obvious, really…)
Another point of focus this month are letters or writing, be they pieced letters, applique, or quilted, or embroidered, or…, as long as they are made using a textile technique – no paints or markers this month.