I love mosaics – piecing together small pieces to create a larger design or picture. It may be because my life is often like a mosaic – lots of little colorful pieces. 😉 I’ve yet to try creating a mosaic with the traditional tiles, but did try a fabric mosaic quilt version recently and loved the process. Being a fan of bright colors, I chose Ricky Tims hand dyed yellow for the background, then a variety of solids for the “tiles”. This is a great way to use fabric scraps! Using steam-a-seam, I ironed the product to the back of a square of fabric, then cut out the rectangles with a rotary cutter. Then it was a matter of placing them on the fabric backing until I was happy with the design, and ironing the pieces down. It is a bit like putting together a jigsaw puzzle, and I highly recommend doing it somewhere you can leave out while you come back to it and tweak some more. As in, NOT the kitchen table. Ha. Anyways, to sew the pieces down I used a variegated thread sewn through the middle of each piece and bound it with a mossy green. This is definitely something I want to do more of, and I had enough leftover pieces to do another project. Or two. It is addictive!
I love chocolate and snow. Art supplies are my favorite gift. And cooking for my husband and soon-to-be little girl makes me happy. My art supplies of choice change depending on the day, but quilting and painting usually rank pretty high. I have an amazing husband and together we do family and lifestyle photography. It's a crazy, messy, imperfect, fun life!