I would love to hear how others create and come up with their ideas. (really, tell me!)
In the beginning I had a black and white stripe vision. Fine and dandy, but pretty basic and boring really.
I've done a few projects lately with black and white. And a few with skinny 1" strips. My brain was screaming at me for something different.
Time to try some curves! I've made a couple before, just for practice and nothing quite as elaborate as these.
You might be saying to yourself, why not use stripe fabric? Sure it would be faster, quicker and easier. I love a good challenge and love to push myself. I'll take the time to 'make' my fabric, flaws and all. To me, it makes each piece that much more dynamic and special.
These are really fun to make too! The curves went together easily ~ barely any fussing. (I did fix the top of the circle, as it was off just a bit) Each section measured to about 8 1/4" which makes it much easier to sew the outside piece on.
There it is again, me saying 'you gotta have some color in this thing'! Going with my creative flow, I went with it. I argue with myself all the time (crazy talk again)!
It kinda looks like a jelly fish at this point! Again, I'm still figuring this thing out!
I was so in the moment that I didn't get pictures of a few key steps.
As you can see I used the rainbow stripes for another piece of the circle. Now that last spot needed to be filled. What to do. Another piece to the circle. A square. Maybe flip the circle.
I knew that I wanted to use color and tiny squares. Pulling it off was the challenge. After hours of putting the puzzle of squares together, I decided to complete the circle.
Not all of my ideas worked out! I tried, it failed and it was quickly ripped off! I'm sure you will see that wedge somewhere else though!!
It seemed like I needed (or wanted) to corral this whatever it is in! Logically, I went for black. Just a simple frame wasn't doing it for me and eventually I came to this design.
|24" x 25"|
I can see it as a quilt, a very minimalist one. What would you make this into? For now, I'll ponder on it, besides I'm out of white fabric (drat!!) at the moment.