This time I used the pieces for the starting point of a crazy pieced block...
In my opinion, now it just looks ordinary. Oh well, that's how you play!
As you know, I completed a Motown quilt challenge for my Bee which will be unveiled today at the Michigan Park Rec Center's community day. Our challenge was to choose a Motown song and make a quilt that portrayed that song. You might remember that I kept changing my mind about which song I wanted to do; tomorrow I'll show you my entry, plus the viewer's choice, but for now I'd like to show you the one that I did NOT do:
Dancing in the Street by Martha & the Vandellas! It would have been a nice quilt but for some reason I could NOT decide what to do for the sides of the quilt. I made the silhouette and fused it to black fabric, then I used needle and thread to draw the brick street they're dancing on - time consuming, but that was the easy part.
But I was blocked when it came to doing the sides... would there be cars parked there? would there be shrubbery? flower carts, a dog , an orchestra? a store front? I think if I had made the street wider I'd have had more options because it has to narrow as it goes up; that perspective thing, you know.
I put too much work into this one to just toss it aside, so I intend to figure this out. But since my time was running out and I had to do SOMETHING, I switched to another song.
Tomorrow I'll show you the one I did; sew forth and sew on...