For the challenge we have to create a block using applique and a monthly theme
April’s theme is “Home is where the Heart is…
I decided for the challenge i would tackle it from a mixed media view (another excuse to get messy!!) i am going to create the blocks using different materials and textures and fingers crossed create a “Fabric Journal”…
..i used fabric scraps(i have also been following Lucies “use up your scraps” challenge) to make the house and hearts then raw edge appliqued them to the calico backing (the calico block was leftover from a project i taught a couple of years ago!)..i used my walking foot and “free motioned” around the shapes using different stitches and threads..
..working back to front(not unusual for me !!) i then coloured the background with my watercolour inktense blocks and added texture with bottle tops and sequin waste.. it was nice to sit down and stitch the title and embellishments.
This was a lot of fun for me and because Lucie has said we can create anyway we want using applique means i get to be “me”..
…being who you are and staying true to what you believe in i think is important..when we try to squeeze ourselves into someone elses idea of what is “normal” makes for a very uncomfortable journey..(and my arms and legs don’t seem to want to fit in a box!!)