No – it’s not snowing again! It does happen to be a gorgeous spring day – sun shining, warm, breezy — perfect sort of day that makes those horrid days of this past winter a mere memory — almost. 🙂 But I’ve been busy this morning in EQ drawing up my plan for my Camp Loopy fabric project.
You need to use at least 75 percent of three half yard batik pieces. Again, here’s the fabrics I ordered.
The one that looks sort of like leafy branches on the right will be my outer border. The darkest blue will be my tree silhouette, binding and get used a little bit in other places. Along with the remaining fabrics I ordered in the photo, I know I’ve got some great blue/gray pieces in the 10″ square batik packs Hoffman Fabrics had sent me that will mix in nicely add a bit more variety to the main base of my wall hanging.
I haven’t decided on final size yet but I’m thinking it will end up being large – right now I think it’s about 62 x 48 drawing in EQ but I haven’t decided if I’ll alter the size yet. I just wanted to get my general plan in place so come June 1 and the start of Camp Loopy, I at least know what size to start cutting background (Lake and snow) strips.
I knew I wanted something very simple (heck I only have a month to start and finish it and I need to knit my shawl during that same time too). So I envisioned just a strip pieced “lake with snow” using simple 45 degree angles to join sections. And I wanted a tree silhouette – that looked like it was sort of blowing on a windy winter day. Many trees around the two lakes and on the Capitol Square (on the isthmus between the lakes where I work) grow a bit oddly. I think it must have to do with the winds off the two lakes – there are some that grow curved and twisted a certain direction like they are being blown but a huge gust of wind. It’s most obvious in the winter time when they have no leaves on them. They just look really neat. So I wanted a similar looking tree – bare and as if blowing in the wind.
So after a bit of drawing this morning – I love the way my idea looks – at least in EQ- tho I need to do a bit of tweaking on the tree yet. I could see this as a design I switch out with the changing seasons – this one for winter, one with all kinds of fall colors for the strip piecing and maybe a few simple 3-d leaves still hanging on the branches, one in summer colors and lots of leaves on the tree, and pretty spring colors with a few bright springy green colored leaves.
But first things first – I need to start and finish this one next month. But at least I have a plan now. 🙂