I came across a UTube vid done by Teesha Moore. Tracy is a mixed media artist, but what caught my eye was a fiber project she did. Basically she made little fabric "pillows" and sewed them together to form a padded fabric of sorts. She made a journal from hers. I wanted to try the technique and use my fabric to make a purse.
I gathered some of my heart/valentine fabrics and cut 3" squares. Tracy uses polyfil but I didn't want mine that poofy so I used batting, but did use her technique which is a little primitive.
Getting started was a challenge. Due to some family issues, a death in the family and the winter snowstorm(s), I got off to a late start, but none the less A START!!
The fact that the technique is working with and tucking in raw edges by hand was a bit difficult for me. Usually I am using a machine with every bit measured and pinned before being stitched.
Determining how to embellish each square has been a joyful task that I consider to be practice, though a little difficult because I don't want to give the patches a Crazy Quilt effect.
So there you have it. A little bit of stitching, a little bit of beading and a whole lot of satisfaction. Though the patches are a continuing project, I will have something different to show for the February 4th Friday Challenge.