I had begun to piece my March master class assignment when my tendinitis struck, so I can show you my work so far, but the end product will be delayed. Which project did I choose? Let’s begin with the drunkards path idea.
Here’s my drawing.
Here’s the blocking with the bias tape sewn onto pieces. My hope is to smooth out the joins once the pieces are sewn together.
I had always planned to use bias tape for the curves so I could could get relatively narrow lines. I made 1/2 inch tape as I thought 1/4 inch might not have enough impact.
I love black and pink together as I think it’s sophisticated. I used a combination of solid black fabric and Grunge in a periwinkle/black combination for the ground. The only pink fabric I had was silk – an overdyed silk crepe and a naturally dyed raw silk from southeast Asia.
I found that silk crepe slithers about when you try to make bias tape with it and doesn’t make nice straight tape. I ended up cutting my strips a bit wider than 1 inch for 1/2 inch tape which resulted in straighter but wider tape. The other silk was a breeze to work with, by comparison.
Elizabeth’s comments were:
“Love your drunken elephants [I call the piece Do Drunkards Dream of Pink Elephants] – this one came out really well…and it’s great because you did take a traditional pattern and work with it…I don’t think you really need to connect the lines with quilting [I had said I planned to do that]…let the viewer’s eye do that…and sometimes that’s going to give them two options – which is always good, something that makes them think: hmm,,,this…or that..? is always good.”
As for the other possibilities, wait and see.