Arlee is going to be my go-to guru here as she has mastered the trick as far as I'm concerned.
I did some research on how long "Consolation" took me to finish and at that rate, this new piece might not see an end until next Spring if I do it all by hand. No sacrifices or compromises here, just adaptations that will work on larger pieces.
There were great gifts and finds this weekend too. JR and I made a stop at OHCO in Covington and, dumped in a holding pen in the parking lot, I came across a few large expanses of a remarkable cloth that you will be seeing soon...next on the design wall, for sure.
When I finally got home there was a package with several of the most exquisite pieces of my all time favorite fabric, vintage cotton damask and what I call huck. Thank you so much Nancy! As soon as the weather dude promises me a hot, dry day, these will be taking part in the great BLACK DYE experiment. More the the yet undiscovered Karma piece which I am slowly sneaking up on. Clink on these pictures to appreciate the workmanship that went into them.