Saturday, August 7, 2010

Mid-day progress

Here was my first round of additions.  It was at this point, I put them on the floor at the junction of Skater Girl's bedroom (where the sewing machine is), the living room (where the iron is set up) and the dining room (where the cutting mat is).  And I realized that if I kept adding strips on the left and the right, it would look different than the section where I was building a block in rounds.  Yea, yea.  I know that no one else would notice, but it was bugging me.
So I set about to build a block then figure out how to put them together.  I happened to be walking by with a section and realized it was the perfect angle for the left side of the top strip, and the next block serendiptously matched the angle of the right side AND left me with a right angle edge on the right.  How cool is that?
By lunch time, I'd put together this much.  And had Annie Lennox singing "Broken Glass" going through my head.  (If I was really techo-cool, I'd have figure out how to get it to play when you open the'll have to settle on clicking on the link.)  {hey..isn't that Hugh Laurie from "House" in the video?}
I have a couple other challenges to sort through this afternoon.  Time to go buy beer and spray starch.


connie said...

I just love this!!! What fun. Thanks also for sharing your process!

I have also posted photos of the piece I am making with the batiks you sent me. They are such fun and I have had a great time using them.

Thanks again, Connie

Sujata Shah said...

I TOTALLY LOVE THIS! I love your take of broken glass and spring thaw on a frozen lake. It matches so perfect with your description!
Pretty cool!


This is really interesting. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out.