Friday, 2 June 2017

Small pauses

There's not much sewing going on here this week, but I have continued to mull over this question of space.  Last time I posted I used the expression 'negative space', though I realise that it's not quite right.  It really is more about creating little resting spaces for the eye, visual pauses, like the places in a musical score where you can take a breath.  

My plan is now two-fold: I am going to use some bigger pieces of the striped shirtings but I am also playing around with putting together larger areas of triangles.  This picture has both of these options going on, just to give you an idea.


I think this combination might get me where I want to go.


17 comments:

  1. I think that the combination looks great.

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  2. Oh, yes! Small pauses is the perfect word. I like it.

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  3. I bet this is challenging, trying to determine where these might need to go for maximum effect. Love seeing this come together!

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  4. I love the little tease of a new square beginning in the bottom corner

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  5. I like the idea of more shirting fabrics in bigger pieces--this is coming along so beautifully...hugs, Julierose

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  6. This is working! Great to read your thinking behind your choices, you have such a unique style! I tend to just faff aobut until it looks right, never sure of my reasons!

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  7. I used to work in the packaging / printing industry and we had a graphic arts department. One of the first lessons my sales manager taught was about negative space! :)

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    1. What a great opportunity! Very useful for designing and arranging quilt blocks!

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  8. Yes, I like the bottom deeper strip and larger triangles, looks great with the small block.

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  9. I am drawn to the row that is striped fabric with a bit of triangles on the right. The quiet colorations of these prints is very attractive. I also enjoy how your fill empty spaces with rows of repeated shapes. I think I try to fill mine with blocks. Yours is much more musical; as you said, the stops and pauses of a score. Thanks!

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  10. You've really got it now! The shirting strips are just what is needed. Keep up the good work!

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  11. Thanks for sharing your process, arranging until it's just right is fun.

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  12. You are definitely going in the right direction with this one!

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  13. Yes, I like those quieter sections! Usually triangles are more active, so it is interesting that yours are actually calmer! Looking good. :D

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  14. I like where you're headed with this.

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