Driving home on the freeway the other day we saw an old black pick-up with big blue-flowering plants in the back. It would have made a great photo if we hadn't been driving 65mph and if I had had a camera. I really wanted to capture the image on paper somehow, but knew if I tried, I couldn't make it look how I remembered it. So, I decided to combine the inspiration with my desire to make a quilt using my ties and suit fabrics. (my last post). I decided to put different things in the backs of the trucks.
I have my squares in progress pinned up on a bulletin board on my workroom door. I have seen in catalogues huge pieces of felted fabric that you put up on the wall, and then your squares, etc. can be put on it, like a flannel board. That way you can move them around and decide how to put it all together. I have a hallway wall that I really want to do this to.
I hadn't used the freezer paper method for applique until now, and it works really well with these thin silk tie fabrics. I may try to do a tutorial later this week.
This "license plate" tag came from the tie I used on this square.
My husband and I are going on a short road trip and I am so thankful that I don't have a problem with motion sickness. I am looking forward to having some sewing time in the car.