The 'challenge' this month has literally been to actually 'open' my sketchbook
First I opened a little A6 sketchbook from the past when I was at college all those years ago in the Borders when I made the 'Flower Quilt' The annotation beside the little watercolour flowers mentions applique as a proposed idea, I was reminded also that the six watercolour panels that I made were actually the second idea, the first being a single panel which I did make. I wasn't happy with it, mainly because I chose peach for the background fabric. I used a dip-dye method, I enjoyed the process but the end result didn't seem a good fit for the quilt so I didn't use it. I'm sure I must have this, probably in my portfolio with all the paintings and drawings, I will have to look it out.
I have been working on the pieced border that I removed from the quilt
separating all the squares, unpicking and removing all the stray threads.
I opened my sketchbook and again did some sketching then watercolour painting
inspired again by the fabrics.
Looks like my mend and reduce job is turning into another project.