I had a number of questions regarding this project and I will try to answer those today. I also received in the comments of my Monday post, come very important info if you are using any of the Gee’s Bend kits.
I will start with that. Vivian mentioned that these are hand dyed fabrics and that with a kit she had, the dyes ran requiring multiple washes with color catchers. She suggested prewashing the fabrics. To be fair, the instruction sheet that came with the kit stated that this was a possibility. Since I have done my share of hand dyeing, I was prepared for this. But a good reminder if you have a kit and haven’t used it yet!
LuAnn asked about my process. She wondered if I knew ahead of time what exactly I was making and if I knew exactly how many of each shape to cut.
Usually, I do have a plan, even if I don’t always spill the beans on the blog! I like to keep you all guessing! I like knowing exactly how many of each piece I need and having them all cut before I start sewing.
But sometimes, like this time, I don’t really know where I am headed! I did know that I wanted to make flying geese. But not much beyond that. So I just started cutting. And as you can see above, I didn’t cut everything up yet.
After I had made a bunch, I started throwing them up on the design wall.
I still don’t know where I am going with this, or even how big it will end up, but I am having fun. And sometimes, you just need to surprise yourself.