Thursday 14 April 2011

The Miro' challenge!

Those of you who follow me know that I like a good challenge...I might moan and groan for 10 seconds but in reality my heart leaps for joy and secretly I think "bring it on baby!!!"...
Well, Miriam from my Bee Europa 2011 group asked for a block that would be inspired by the great man Miro' himself. I love Miro' and he always reminds me of 1994 when I did a brief spell of teaching psychoanalytic studies at the University of Sofia and one of the friends I made out there gave me Miro's book as a gift....

Here is what I made:

The process for this block involved the usual:

1. Fear  that I cannot do this.. :-(
2. Drawing about 100 silly drawings (cannot draw to save my life...) :-(
3. Loads of ideas and taking the Miro' book to bed every night....
4. Grandiose thoughts of loads of curved foundation piecing...
5. Proper planning that involve a 'map' like this (not 100% followed to the letter):

This was a large envelope which I split open so I could get the size paper I needed!!! I also ironed some freezer paper to the window part!!!! Necessity is indeed the mother of invention!!!

6. About 6 different models of the most complicated parts
7. Final execution!!! Yippeeeeee

The block measures 12.5 x 12.5 and it contains a number of techniques such as curved piecing, foundation piecing, some poor intepretation of the concave/convex idea of making circles and LOADS of imagination...

The Miro' painting this is (very loosely) based on is called "Personages and Dog before the Sun" sun is a deep purple but then again...I have not seen the sun all day is a girl to remember everything?!!!!

Miriam, I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!

                                                                         Amelie x


  1. I loved reading throught your thought and construction process, waht a great outcome too! an amazing block

  2. Love your Miro block.What a great idea.


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