I spent much of my weekend watching reruns of preseason football games and drawing the next Zentangle label. Each time I do one of these I get a little more comfortable with the whole process. I don’t agonize nearly as much as I did at the beginning. Practicing Zentangling really helps with so many other types of art. It helps you break down a project into steps. It helps you learn to develop an overall structure or framework for art and it helps you learn to think about art. If you think you want to give it a try start here.
This weekend I worked on the label for my Snaps quilt.
The Snaps quilt is a rectangle grid so I decided to carry the rectangles to the label but I mixed them up a bit. I penciled in the boxes and then picked patterns and filled each block. This took me a few hours off and on all weekend.
In this photo you see the label drawn on paper and then photocopied in the fabric.
I hate for my quilt back to show through the label so I always fuse a lining to the label. I keep a little stash of white fabric fused with Mistyfuse that I use for my label linings. It also give me a nice crisp edge to follow when I fold back the raw edge. Don’t worry I don’t fold all that excess fabric behind the label. I trim the label to 1/4” beyond the lining.
Here it is fused and ready to stitch during TV time this week.
My asthma is getting better but the mold count is still high around here and I feel it every time I go outside. I hope cool weather comes a little faster this year!