I laid out the sunshine quilt again today. The design is morphing quickly. The dark butterfly looks good to me. I’m about half done whipstitching the edge to better define it. She also needs a head. And maybe antenna.
But the big breakthrough came in trying to handle the yellow woven material. I originally had a sort of exploding box concept that just looked messy and disorganized.
I kept trying to refine it and make sense out of the jumble of cut yellow. I cut the shapes even smaller, ending up with lots of squares and triangles.
Eventually I discovered what maybe should have been obvious a lot earlier. Houses! I quickly assembled a few little houses, and with a bit more cutting and shaping, ended up with twelve golden houses, all with roofs. Some have doors and windows too. And no waste!
I had so much fun making these. It truly felt like play. They are all pinned and I am really looking forward to stitching them together.
What they do to the design is yet to be determined. Maybe the backside of the sunshine quilt (which needs a new name I think) — or a whole different piece? No matter, I am really in love with the houses and will make them and then see what happens next.