Blogger has been acting up lately so it has taken me three days to get this post up !! ARGHHHHHHH!!!! But all is working once again! Thank you Blogger!!!
I have just finished my second quilt square for a "Green" challenge. The idea was to use recycled items that were already around the home, to create a quilt square. I made two as I was not happy with the first. It looked too much like a bunch of recyclables plopped down on a sqaure. No mystery, no question. I also concluded that it looked too much like a hurricane warning symbol that one sees on a weather map that appears behind the weather person on tv. Two things working against it and I was not happy.
The background is painted drier sheet and the rest is mesh net veggie bages, a milk jug cap and a soda bottle cap. The shiney gold bits are candy foil wrappers held down by beads. Boring!! Sometimes I just don't like it- Do Over!!! I feel that I have just gone thru the motions but I am definately not excited about the result.
I have finally learned to walk away from a project for abit and let the dust settle. I am very task oriented , so this was difficult to do, at first. So I let the whole thing sit for several days and came back with a fresh approach.
Here is the result- much better. Not sure what everything is made from, there are questions, a touch of mystery!! The background is painted paper towel from a project clean up. The leaves are made from veggie netting but all scrunched up so it is not obvious-love the texture that gave me! The flowers and buds are painted drier sheets and the stamens are old yellow kitchen scrubby and orange mesh bag. I backed the piece with a used drier sheet that I had painted purple. Much better!!!