30 June 2014

I like Structure

I don't know about you, but as much as I like freedom of choice and self expression, I also crave deadlines and guidelines. So, this week, when our Pack Patch Mini QAL prompts were to choose our own themes I was at a loss for a while. While I'm happy with what I chose, I don't think they're the most clever themes of all time.

I ended up finding inspiration for one block in an odd place. I've become obsessed with knit fabrics, and came across the Harmony Art Jersey Let It Grow Grey print. I loved how the description said 'the balance of circles within squares' inspires the artist. Although this looks nothing like that knit fabric, it was inspired by that idea of circles within squares.

The Balance of Circles Within Squares
The Balance of Circles Within Squares
The second block I made was inspired by the Cheddar block we made. I figured if we'd already done a color study, and the color was cheddar, it was only fitting I'd do a color study green block too (see blog title). Besides being my middle name (and Mom's maiden), it represents my youth on a farm, hiking in the woods, rolling hills of grass, finances that guide our lifes choices. So many things! I attempted to capture some of these themes within the block, you'll be able to see for yourself how successful I was (or wasn't!)

Study in Green
Color Study in Green
This wraps up the sew along. It's been a fun little journey in experimentation, and I think I'm going to need to work on continuing this type of thing somehow. It's oddly liberating getting pushed outside your creative box.

If you had to choose a prompt for one of these blocks, what would you choose? 

1 comment:

  1. I think that name inspiration would work really well for me, too. My married name (Fuchs) is German for Fox, and my mother's German maiden name relates to sheep.


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