This past month’s The Printed Fabric Bee challenge topic was Geometric Forms. Gerrie Congdon, the Queen Bee, chose this topic, but left the colors up to us. Before I show you the collection that will be given away, here is my piece and my process.
I started with this piece I dyed rust with fiber reactive dyes. I mixed Tangerine, Fuchsia and Celerian Blue to get this color.
Gerrie wanted a 12 x 12 piece. Unfortunately my cutter does not cut that large. I ended up making two stencils and adding a couple of the squares on the top and bottom area that the stencils didn’t cover. Once I had the stencils cut out, I ironed them to the fabric.
Instead of cutting the connectors away, you can stencil and then touch up later, but that would have been way too much work for this piece. (Another way to make this stencil is to not add connectors and then place each square on the fabric – also very time consuming!) Once they were all cut I was ready to add the paint.
Stop by the other members’ blogs to see how they created their pieces. Good Luck!