My inspiration for this piece came from a photograph I took while on holiday in Fuengirola, Spain about 5 years ago. One of the footpaths in the town had a whole row of painted concrete balls going all the way down the street which caught my eye.
I'd always intended to make something textile-related based on the photograph, so this was the perfect challenge to carry that out. Didn't think that it would take me 5 years to get around to it though!
I had intended to do a lot more free-motion quilting on this piece but that didnt happen due to my sewing machine going hay-wire back in August. I put my machine in for repairs thinking I'd get in back in a week or two, but have now been waiting over 6 weeks for it! And my other machine doesn't really like free-motion work so had to quilt this piece using straight-line quilting. Luckily, straight-line quilting looks like rays of light...
This is the original photograph that I used for my inspiration:
I really enjoyed this first challenge, so roll on Challenge no. 2