When at Victoria's
house, for her retreat, she had given each of us a little piece of some fabric that she designed on Spoonflower
. It was a Virgin Mary (Lady of Guadalupe). So after finishing my paper piecing, I decided to play with her.
I took a dive into the scrap bins, not literally though. First bordering her with black fabrics to frame it up.
Being the bright lover that I am, I decided to go with brightly colored fabrics. Since Mary was hot pink, one of my favorite colors, that would be my jumping off point.
I pieced fabrics randomly, varying widths, into strips. using lime green fabrics as cornerstones.
Then I used another round of black background fabrics with brightly colored dots or motifs on them. Once again lime green for the cornerstones.
Then I needed to decide on the next round. I figured that free piecing would be fun and would be a perfect compliment. So, it began. Lots of brightly colored fabric, cut, sewn, cut again, and sewn again. Voila... two sides!!
Then to make a top and bottom with the same technique. But take a look at the cornerstones now...
Still lime green, but a little zinger of black fabric cut into them. Doesn't this piece go well with my fun pink LL Bean slippers
? I love those slippers, very comfy!
So there you have it... I have officially named it "Immaculate Inspiration". That is really what she was and is. Now to quilt it and then bind it. Most likely the binding will be a fun black print too.
Until Next Time...