6/27/2009

Changing directional elements of block.......


All the stitching on the pink patches is linear and these are flanked with two long narrow patches with very long seams.. As I look at this block I feel that no no matter what it is added to the center it will all feel it is draining off the bottom of the block... I always think of patches as changeable shapes....

This is an entirely fixable problem and just needs a plan to incorporate those strong linear elements back into the block.... This will require encroaching on existing patches and stitching... I AM NOT BE INTIMIDATED BY THIS!!!! This is what encrusted is all about ... the merging and overlapping of elements. Of course if you are not fond of the encrusted look to CQ then skip the rest of this post..... Just the arrows alone are a clue.. Now to make a plan..
All the stitching thus far on this block is so elegant and lovely. Now I've studied it a bit my initial plan to is

  • Add at least two strong horizonal elements
  • Add a silkie
  • Divide up the two side patches with something that draws eye to center...
  • There's also the funny little black strip upper right that needs to be incorporated.
  • Repeat the lovely trio of beaded flowers and echo the diagonal line of the triangle.

4 comments:

Veleta (Sammy) said...

Gerry, I look forward to the next step photo's of what you do to connect this block altogether.... thanks for doing this for so many who admdire your work!

Ann Flowers said...

I am enjoying this blog post very much. I am always looking for ways to improve my blocks. I love your tutorial. I look forward to keeping an eye on this:) Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

Susan/CqLily said...

Gerry,
I can't wait to follow this and see what you do...I am learning just by reading this first post and seeing the 'art' of designing!!!

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Je viens de découvrir votre blog, j'aime beaucoup, merci je suis une silencieuse de la liste, je ne sais pas trop écrire en Anglais, mais je peu lire facilement
amicalement
Rosy du luberon (france)

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