This is how it starts when it comes to making shadow shapes: the overhead projector gets dragged into the living room. This is the biggest shadow shape I’m using, here it’s projected on some Pellon True Grid taped to the wall. I outlined it with a sharpie, cut it out, and pinned it on top of a large piece of shiny nylon tulle. I put stabilizer on the back of the quilt top; here I am feeding the shape through my machine and sewing the outline:
Pinning everything together and laying it out requires my large braided rug to be used as a work surface:
The next step: dyeing yarn for the outlines for the shapes. I’m using bright colors to liven things up; the piece is a bit gray so far. The largest shape requires 20 feet of yarn. I’ll dye small amounts of fabric or yarn in my kitchen sink:
The first completed shape is orange and it’s on the left side: it’s meant to be subtle.
I’m sewing down the second outline now….updates soon.