Progress report on Mt. Pleasant walkability map: The mosaic is finished. The marshy areas are indicated with a randomly placed machine embroidered stitch. Yet to be sewn is a motif for the golf course (good idea from classmates at Canadian Embroiderers Guild) and the bias circle around the highlighted area. I am working on design of the legend, will prepare it separately, and appliqué it.
Do Re Mi quilt: The mock up of the melody line is complete, measuring almost 13’. Thus far, I have been using music and lyrics available on the web but have noted discrepancies in the musical notation and spelling of the lyrics (“dear” not “deer” for example); in future I will be using published versions of the song in books from the library! I have sought expert advice on musical notation from our film-score writing nephew; doubtless he will be amused at the simplicity of my questions!
Meanwhile I have been on the hunt for ways and means of making the notes on fabric: Stamps, appliqué, embroidery. There are surprisingly few resources for any of those techniques; size and flexibility of use are the two main issues with any approach; many of the motifs are a cluster for decorative purposes. AccuQuilt has a die that yields the right size notes and I have a friend who has the GO cutter; maybe I could twist her arm to use the machine and add to her die collection? Last night I experimented with some built in embroidery motifs which might do the trick; the bulb of the notes would be comprised of back to back satin stitched crescents yielding a blob about 18mm deep. I am wondering why these motifs do not end up the same size, whether you sew in two directions or in one by mirror imaging.
Goals for the week:
1. Complete the walkability map except for applying it to batting (which I will do when it gets to SC).
2. Check the lyrics and music of the mock up against published versions of “Do Re Mi”. Make a mock up for lyrics embedded in the staff (Note: Technically this contravenes the definition of a moebius loop as words are uni-directional).