Magnolia. Looking closer. I suppose this was some sort of frost damage. Some fell off. But I am thinking it is just like that. Usually we go just on. Some might not even suspect the struggle in acceptance.
I was going to talk about cloth today but I got into something else and that is the way it goes.
So Just Home # one, there was no drawing. And #2, on the left here, a drawing just for reference, but no pattern pieces. Number 3, on the right here, which I want to also call River House, it is cut very roughly from the drawing from #2 that I very roughly cut into pieces. I am going to work with a method similar regular patchwork but using fold and stitch.
Of course I could have just as easily used these pattern pieces as puzzle pieces for paperless piecing. But the rough cut and then just fold and stitch is less exact. No measuring really just "close enough" shapes. In this way you work with the shift that happens through imperfection and miscalculation. And there is an amazing beauty in that. Because it can work. And it is full of delightful surprises.
So really, here, it is roughly draw with straight-ish lines , roughly cut the drawing into pieces, roughly cut the cloth slightly bigger than the pieces, judging roughly how much to leave for folding, and then roughly fold and stitch. Working in blocks helps. It won't be perfect. Yay! You can trim afterwards to make things fit. Just another shift in what might be expected. I want to talk, but the man is sleeping, so let me stitch this and I will talk tomorrow.