WiP Wednesday #21 – Picasso’s Eyes

Last Wednesday, I showed off the first element of my Sparkleworks quilt back. Later, I read Sharpie’s (from no hats in the house) comment, “Bowing down to the reigning scrap champion. Brilliant.” And here I didn’t even get to vote! So I decided this week I needed to crank up the volume even more. I vowed to blitz my #bloombloompow scraps and turn them into fabric dust. I can confidently say I am on my way there.
I first sorted my scraps by approximate colour, and then just like “this little piggy” went to town on sewing them up. I’ve got a commissioned, improv quilt looming, so this was the perfect time to experiment. I quickly learned to let go, and embrace whatever the result may be. It is a completely different mindset to how we usually try to make every point match. (Sidebar, Woody Allen’s Match Point, brilliant!)

These pieces are my abstract interpretations of fireworks; through Picasso’s eyes if you will. I wanted them to look shattered, and explosive, but be contained in variously-sized squares. I’m hoping once I place them in the pieced back, their different sizes will give the impression of varying depths of distance. The largest one measures about 20″ x 25″. The backs of these blocks are totally zig-zag-zany insane with seams–you do not want to go there. (Longarmer Quilt Jane – you never saw this!)

A few more blocks, pieced together with another dark sky, wrap it in all in a rainbow ribbon, and it should be done. Next week? We’ll see.
Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday! 
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Looking is not the same thing as seeing.

9 Responses

  1. The O's says:

    love your eye for colour x

  2. Shattered is the perfect word. Love them!

  3. audrey says:

    Yum! I particularly love that red one! And to do all of this from scraps must feel so empowering! 🙂

  4. Really cool! I love the gray-blue one.

  5. Anne says:

    That grey/white/blue one is AMAZING. It reminds me of winter. Foggy skies, snow, skeleton trees, and a bit of steel blue water. Gorgeous.

  6. Vera says:

    Oh my goodness! You are such a teaser! Mostly I just want to see the final result with all your creations, lol.

  7. Paula says:

    Relly stunning. It's beginning to look like this quilt won't have a front and back just two amazing sides to alternate between.

  8. Katy Cameron says:

    Glad you've been having fun, but Picasso looks a little possessed. Just sayin'…

  9. Liz says:

    very nice! I really like the green/teal block!

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