Go where the Magic is
Hocus Pocus...the magic words spoken when bringing about some sort of change. A bit about Magic...
And Focus, that demanding word that was used when I couldn't seem to get to my homework. Back then I thought it meant one thing. Not what I wanted to think about. Sticking with a plan, feeling guilty for not loving what I was doing. Simply put. Staring straight ahead. Not "really" thinking. But no, focus can be really thinking. Distraction a path.
So as I was trying to build a simple stray cat like I have so often done, I thought of anything but that... My mind wandered to those scraps on the wall. Waiting to be rescued. And a couple of loose dyed scraps on the table. And I remembered some old simple exercise in connection. The Pairings! Some of you will remember. The concept so embodies my sense of patchwork.
Patch + work
So ok, better, this has more of the spirit of the thing.
Fold and Stitch
I use a simple method for this type of component. Pairings. I use it for many other types of components as well. You can find it, if you haven't already, under the Methods Index/ patchwork (menu in the sidebar). I'll have a lot more to say about seamed components in Part 2. I've included the video here. (direct link to You Tube)
The fold factor
Meanwhile... nothing lost
What happens when you keep at it. Consider and reconsider with out agenda. Play. Play with change. When you love it, what you do. Loving something, I guess, is loose plan. You keep at it.