I finally arranged my fractured circle blocks on a sunny yellow background of cotton duck cloth and started embroidering them down. The colors remind me of blue skies and sunshine, very unlike what we had a few days ago when I bought the yellow fabric ...
You may think I changed the photo to a black and white, but I didn't. This shows how the day was literally drained of color, so I was glad to have my bright blocks to look at.
I tried numerous configurations -- I calculated there are more than 5,000 possibilities -- before settling on one that I won't show you until I'm done. Here are some of the rejects:
Once I settled on the block arrangement, I debated which embroidery stitch(es) to use to sew them on and finally settled on the good old blanket stitch. We had sunshine the past two days, so I got to spread it out on the dining room table and stitch away in the glorious light!
p.s. I'm linking up to Nina Marie's blog, where you can see what other fiber artists have been up to this week: http://ninamariesayre.blogspot.com/2015/01/curves-at-cabin-off-wall-friday.html
Have a colorful day