After choosing some solid colours I liked, I explored sewing with freely cut strips and added a print. The combination seems like a mix of modern and old-fashioned - or maybe the domestic world with that of art, as I can imagine expanding this into a table topper or focusing further on line and shape to have it hang on the wall. Would I feel less tension in this if I had made the print myself, with dye and stamps? Colour is the unifying element between the two types of fabric, but overall, they are very different - the print has organic shapes, small details, curves and less value contrast and the stripes have a bolder more alive energy. I can see many ways to explore further with strips.