Friday, 15 September 2017

Not forgetting the shirt

I'm still stamping.  It's a big job, but I'm aiming to do the whole forecast; if it doesn't all fit on the front of a quilt, then some of it can go on the back.  In the meantime I have been thinking about what will go with the words.  

First off, I have not forgotten my aim (which I think I have said out loud) to use recycled shirts in every project this year.  Now, that doesn't sit quite so well this time, as my starting point is the shipping forecast rather than just a bundle of fabrics that takes my fancy.  But I am not going to give up that easily so have dug out this lovely number.


I recently fell in love with a top Tonya Ricucci was sharing on instagram.  When I made All at Sea I spent ages wondering about different ways to get a the feel of waves but nothing I thought of was as good as this.  So I am thinking I will try something similar, and mix it up with bits from this shirt.  Might look nothing like the sea, but it's working in my head so that's my starting point.  In the meantime, though, more printing...

6 comments:

  1. So many things to love: stamping the forecast, your tropical shirt. Tonya's shark quilt reminds me of Stephie's Fete. Different triangles but similar way of changing the size of that single shape. And similar monochromatic color scheme. I wonder what yours will look like? Fabulous, too.

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  2. Tonya quilt is so cool! I love the fabric in this shirt you have. At least you have a plan; I haven't even started on my words quilt.

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  3. Oh that top has fabulous motion, and the shirt looks like a great place to start! I hope that the stamping continues along smoothly.

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  4. Love Tonya's quilt with the improv. hst's! I'm always intrigued by what you start with and where you end up. Can't wait to see more of the stamping!

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  5. Love the shirt - very tropical and speaks volumes about deep blue seas. I think it would be perfect for making waves!

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  6. Planning is exciting. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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