This is the first of a series of line and texture pieces which I am making as part of the CQGBI Journal Quilt project. I found some pages of quick sketches that my son had discarded after Christmas. They have a lot of energy and movement so I have used them as a basis for 12 pieces. They will be completed one a month.
The background of the first piece for January is made from scraps of collaged scrim and then hand stitched on the surface with linen and silk thread. The foreground is machine stitched appliqued calico with a zig zag free machined stitch. The background of the second piece is stitched with shirring elastic on scrim and the appliqued with a double needle.