To begin my project I had to decide what form it would take. I started looking thru my quilting books and came upon Georgia Bonesteel's bargello method. As soon as I saw it, I knew that's what I wanted to do....a bargello wall hanging.
Then I had to pick some fabrics. I started digging thru my stash and found some fabrics that I had handpainted about 3 years ago and hadn't been able to decide what to do with them. The colors are so pretty and summery looking. I knew these were what I would use.
At first I thought about using black to make those colors pop, but then I decided that white would look so much better and really bring out the tropical feel in the colors.
I wanted to try to use all 50 rectangles (cut from my handpainted fabrics)and both 1/2 yard cuts that we were allowed to use. Boy! Has that been a challenge! I'm not sure at this point that I'll succeed, but I'm trying.
I decided to use a white on white print for the 1/2 yard cuts. I liked the back side of this better, so I turned it over and used the back of it for the right side.
I ended up with both the front and back being pieced and they are both pretty enough to be used for the front. I won't have pictures til it is finished, but I'll post them when I do. (if I can figure out how! : D)
Judging from the entries I've seen so far, mine won't be a winner, but I'm having fun! I'll also have something new and pretty to list in my Etsy shop.