Saturday, April 30, 2016

This design stuff is hard!

There's obviously a huge gap of time where no posts have been made to this blog.  It's not that there's no new work to show from the group or me personally . . . I guess we'll call it what it is:  laziness!

For the past few evenings, I've been trying to work out a new design that looked fine in my sketchbook and my mind, but it's a struggle to work it out with pieces of fabric on the design board.

Here are a few iterations I've played with so far, and right off the bat you'll notice that I failed to compensate for the needed mirror-image effect when I cut out my gray-pieced triangles.  Here, I've just flipped them and used the wrong side while auditioning layouts:

Starting point.
 It had none of the wonkiness I had in mind!  Unpinned it all and started playing around:
What if I added some skinny inserts?

Another idea . . .
And another . . .
After rotating it 90 degrees counter-clockwise:
I like the movement from the upper gray-pieced triangle (with curves) as it seems to take an abrupt right-angle turn south (via the horizontal gray section in the middle).  But who knows what will happen now?  It could evolve into something or get scrapped and added to my box of Orphan Pieced Units for a fantastic future project. 
For now, the weather has stabilized and it's warmed up to be a beautiful spring day -- too nice to stay inside!

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