The challenge starts when you buy a Shape Family pack from Jodi's new business. She and her husband are working together to offer laser cut EPP shapes from 100% post-consumer recycled card, shipping from their home in Australia. The Shape Family Challenge invites you to experiment with shapes that play well together to come up with an original (or new-to-you) EPP pattern. Of course there will be some overlap in what we all come up with, but that shouldn't stop you from getting in on the fun! Find all the details on how to play Here.
I played with my shape family pack while watching TV to produce a few different pattern possibilities. This one is my favorite, as I really like the jewel-shaped petals turned on their side along with the wild triangle "background". The whole thing is pointy and a wee bit aggressive. I'm calling it thornflower. Notice those tinier black triangles too? I'm going to make use of applique techniques and negative space to capitalize on their presence. Excited!
This is my fabric pull for the project. I tried to stick with stripes and such whose directionality will emphasize the turned jewel petals. It's hard to limit myself though.
The resulting thornflowers are perfectly delightful, if I do say so myself! I have about three handstitching projects in the works now, but this one has stolen my heart. Will show you more soon!