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Monday, March 19, 2012

Originality

Recently some friends and I were talking about originality.  As in, there is nothing original in this world.  I do agree with that.  As much as I try to create an original quilted piece, and I occasionally think that, aha!, by jove I've done it.  I've only to go as far as my laptop and find that the little black sliver of fabric I've inserted into one of my last quilts to make the blocks line up has already been done!
Yet, that seems to inspire me to try and try again. 
I do enjoy a challenge.

The past few days I have been playing with triangles.  Nothing new there.  But just maybe.  If I take my pattern from the last piece


and play around with the lines in a new sketch, I'll find another way of doing this motif.  (Am I really going to do a series?)  Yeegads!


First I cut 1 1/2 ", 1", and 3/4" strips of black and white fabrics, using my ruler.
Next, using my scissors, no measurements, no rules, I cut little triangles from multiple colors.  I decided to sew alternating black and white strips on two sides of the triangles.  Need I mention that it became addicting.  Here's what I have got so far.  


Although I didn't stick to the sketch, I am enjoying the way it is going.  So far this is some good therapy and some good fun.  It makes me happy just to look at it.  Not too sure where I'll go from here, but I like the idea of the colored triangles being different sizes.  Little bits of color.  Zig zags.
Original?  Maybe not in the worldly scheme of things. but for me, definitely yes.  Geometrics.  Series.  I would have never dreamed that I would be doing this.

Now that I've gotten several triangles made, I'll sew them together and see what happens.  And I am not going to stress over matching them up perfectly, as they are all just a bit different in size.  To my eye, that is what will make it more interesting.  But then, that's just my opinion.  Life is good.  Maybe not too original, but still good fun. We'll see what tomorrow brings.  

11 comments:

MariQuilts said...

You've definitely peaked my interest....it's looking great.

Sujata Shah said...

I LOVE WHERE THIS IS GOING!!!
As far as originality goes, I don't care if it is or not.. As long as I enjoy the process of making my quilt and it keeps me engaged all the way to the last stitch, It serves it's purpose for me.

Tonya Ricucci said...

love it, and love the working without measurements and just seeing where it takes you. woohoo!

Leanne said...

It looks like you are having fun and enjoying the exploration of this concept. I look forward to seeing where you go next as it looks really interesting to me.

Nifty Quilts said...

I've never seen this done before, and I really like it! It'll be fun to see where the triangles take you. It reminds me of a saying my mother-in-law used a lot, "Ten ways for Sunday." Never knew what it meant!

Bonnie Hull said...

Especially like the exploded one...working against the regimentation of the strip, yet satisfying all the same...change-up of scale is one of the most exciting things to me...keep us posted...

Bonnie Hull said...

I love the change-up of scale...satisfying though unregimented...very cool...

Pinkadot Quilts said...

I love how you said "it just makes me happy" that really is what it is all about!
Looks to be a fun series...

Buffy said...

I'm reminded of a quote by Twyla Tharp: "Hell, hon, it's all been done before."

Sheila Frampton-Cooper said...

Even at this early stage, there is so much movement, and my eye is going over all over the place. I look forward to seeing this vision executed. I love the black and white with the colors... very very cool. :)

Sherri ~ daintytime said...

Good start. How fabulous to be pushing your own boundaries. I hope you keep improvising. It kind of reminds me of bifurcation. I'll be curious to watch this quilt grow.