My guild, Kaleidoscope, gave a challenge at the Christmas potluck the second Thursday in December.
I designed my response right away. However, creating it took a LOT longer. I decided I would print out my design, piece the pages together, trace it onto fabric soaked with soy milk, then color it with my water color pencils.
My Original Design
I did not like this when it was finished.
I still was not happy.
This was frustrating because the corners where not turning as I wanted. Also the red square on the far right was a bit wonky. I un-stitched that one. Then re-stitched. Still not happy. I appliqued the red square just left of center. Like the idea a LOT more. However, I am not happy with my stitching.
IF I were to re-do, I would sketch the whole design, do another soy painting, then try to figure out how to have the corners crisper.
PS. When I first attended, it happened to be a potluck. One of the members told me, tongue-in-check, "The guild is just an excuse to get together, eat, laugh and have fun." It is a WONDERFUL group of women. When I am able to attend, I always enjoy looking at the show-and-tell + + + the camaraderie.
PSS. The colors on the Final Design are closest to the actual colors. At first I did not like the variegated coloring I got with the pencils. However, as I quilted, I liked it a LOT more than a flat color. It seems to have a bit more interest.
Do not like the colors. Enough for now. Not sure why, but I am really drawn to this design. Perhaps it is because it is such a challenge for me? Not happy with it yet.