I am normally up to date with my bee blocks but Amy's Ocotober Ringo Pie block slipped by the wayside. Her theme was 'The Camera Shop'. I have been saving images for a while, I was all ready to do a vintage Super Color Polaroid Land camera with a solid green polaroid coming out of it. I drafted it, bought rainbow ribbon and kept trying to put time aside to work it through. It never really appeared in my head, I had the concept but I couldn't visualise it and no fabric was talking to me. Last week, a new idea crept in, fully formed, fabrics, details- I could see them all.
A vintage film canister, Kodak inspired. I am lucky. I have a great memory for colour. The biggest swatch board is in my head. Unfortunately, once I think of a fabric or a colour, I then have to find it, search round the zillions of different places where I store fabric. Most of my stash is small pieces, half yards, fat quarters, scraps. With this block, I pulled the fabric in minutes and unusually the vintage fabric is the background.
This could only be Amy's block. She is an intensely creative person, her work has great colour and imagination. Her personality comes through it as I think it does for us all. You may not have met your blogging friends in person but you have seen their inner imagination and personality through their work.
Fabrics- Vintage floral print, vintage green solid, Kona school bus with versacraft ink stamp, Sweetwater Authentic Newsprint, Suzuko Koseki text/number fabrics, Kona Brown, tiny squares of Denyse Schmidt's Katie Jumps Rope.