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:

Debbie said...

Looking great! What a lovely color palette!

MariQuilts said...

Wow.....looks amazing!!!!!!

Sheila said...

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.

Sarah said...

Its looking great Leanne :-)

Judith said...

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

Quilter in the Gap said...

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

Megan said...

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

Marci Girl said...

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

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

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

My Life In Quilts said...

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

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

oh, wow, i love your solids!

KimT said...

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