Saturday, November 3, 2012

Huh! I Guess It Must Mean NEXT Friday . . .

Well, as it turned out, I wasn't particularly CREATIVE tonight, despite the fortune from last Saturday night's Chinese fortune cookie.  For the past few evenings, all I've been doing is trimming up half-square triangles and putting them up on the design wall.  And then turning each of the pieces around, depending on my whim each evening.

This photo was taken a couple nights ago--Halloween, I think.  This was when I had two "blocks" up on the design wall.  This was when I wanted a red center for each with a white star because I thought it would be more striking.  This was after I'd first put up the pieces and realized I'd have a white center with a red star, and so I turned them all around.

So last night, when I got the pieces up for the third block, I realized that if I "connected" these blocks with red squares (see the open squares between the two blocks?), I'd have a lot more red than I had white, and that wasn't what I wanted.  Or did I?  Maybe I needed to sleep on it.

Yes, less red/more white.  So tonight I turned each of those 144 half square triangles around.  Then I cut more half square triangles so I had a fourth block on the wall and the beginning of a fifth.  Of course, I still have to do the center stars and cut those white squares--which may or may not look like what I want.  But it's a process.

So maybe it IS creative?  But it feels a little too tedious to be creative.

AND I still need to decide what to do with the triangular spaces on each side, top, and bottom--what would be setting triangles if they were just plain pieces filling in where the blocks ended, but I think whatever I use to fill those spaces will be at least partly pieced.  Or maybe appliqued?  Now THAT might be creative.  So maybe I'll get to that part NEXT Friday.  Now that's a thought!

1 comment:

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

What ever you it looks great and very creative!!!Love you thought process. Hugs