Thursday, August 25, 2011

Still playing with solids

For the Love of Solids [a modern swap] - so far it is this.

I am this far with my piece for the Love of Solids [a modern swap]. (For those of you who are new to this project, here is the tutorial link by the Parfait Cafe for the swirls.)  I have been having a lot of fun but also this piece has been a challenge. I spent that last day deciding proportions.

It was longer at the top and bottom, and when I hung it up I knew it was not right. When I stopped thinking about it and just let my subconscious feel it, it was too long. I just knew that.

Sheesh, it's a long time since math class, but there I was dusting off my geometry and considering the golden ratio. (A helpful calculator is here.) Not that I have achieved that ratio exactly, but now it is closer   for the proportions that seemed off. And now it feels right.

The cool thing is that first I just pinned it where it "felt" right. Before I got out the math. Well that is almost exactly where it ended up. Seems good to listen to yourself as you work.

Now I am going to figure out the quilting, as I said earlier, I want to "distress" it, like sunbaked wood.

Enjoy your evening, it is beautiful here.

Best,

Leanne

12 comments:

  1. Looking great! What a lovely color palette!

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  2. Those strips made me think immediately of planking........sometimes you do "just know" don't you, this piece looks very contemporeary, like a piece of modern art.

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  3. Its looking great Leanne :-)

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  4. Isn't it amazing how mathematical patchwork can be? Given that it wasn't my favourite subject at school I'm amazed I love patchwork so much! Good for you going with your gut instinct. The results are awesome. Jxo

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  5. Leanne...I am loving this quilt. It is coming together stunningly! I can't wait to see what you do with the quilting.

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  6. This is beautiful! So, so wonderful! I can't wait to see more! :)

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  7. Stunning Leanne! I loved that you were aiming for the "golden ratio" you achieved it perfectly!

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  8. Oh Leanne, this looks amazing, love it!!!!

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  9. I never measure my quilts and somehow they come out okay. This is truly modern and restful to the eye. Well done!

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  10. the swirls are great. I really like this color combo. Nice work!

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