Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Bones and Structures

Never in a million years would I have anticipated this month's Bee Sewcial prompt from Silvia/A Stranger View: BONES and Structures. Yeah, no matter how many times I perused Silvia inspiration pin board, it was always the photos of bones that garnered my attention, not those of structures. I was surprised, as I usually notice building details and such, but it was a specific photo of a spine that I kept going back to.

The first phase in fabric developed easy enough, but then I was a little stuck. In fact, I added a section, then cut it off and rethought my direction. Finally, I settled on more "spinal segments", as a nod to how repetition is often used in structures.

One element that I had in mind from the start were the 'circles' in the spine photo. Rather than going too literal, I appliqued just three circles scattered across the block. With the option of 2 - 12 1/2" blocks or one 12" x 24", I almost always go for the one larger block. This one ended up at 15" x 26", with a little leeway for trimming as needed.

So that was interesting! And as usual with Bee Sewcial, challenging yet satisfying. Now into the mail it goes!