We have a fundraiser for the Mexico trip coming up and I was thinking of making a small quilted wall hanging for the auction we will doing. The women in Chiapas make amazing fabrics and I thought it would be fun to try to capture the color and patterns of their work.
In addition to weaving, they also do machine and hand embroidery that is just as amazing.
I found a random square pattern generator on the internet that is a lot of fun to play with. It allows you to save patterns you like, and it randomly made one that looked like flowers. Flowers are a common element in their embroidery, and I felt it also captured the feeling of their weaving.
I don’t know if I will do quite that many blocks since I only have a month to work on it, and I don’t want to make it too complicated. We have a lot of scraps of fabric around, so I think I will just use those and make each flower a bit different.