Tuesday, October 22, 2019

What the heck is happening here?

I have no idea where this is going. It was supposed to be a quick little quilt made with scraps just to give me something to do while I was between "real" projects. Sometimes I just can't get going. I resolve that problem with a new project. Every time. I resolve to work on finishing something. Anything. But the new project just happens.

I guess the Red as a Neutral just isn't out of my system, because when I went to the scrap cupboard, they somehow followed me to the worktable. Anyway, there were some large chunks of scrap fabric in both bins, so win! I tried mixing it up a little and put some pieces on the design board. No, that was not working.

So I cut some pieces, trying to tone it down a little with larger pieces of neutral (left), making these rectangles cut on the diagonal and pieced together. No, not really working. I tried to make them into windmills (right). Still not a plan. 

An attempt at taking the lazy way out and not ripping what was obviously a mess, I started making more of those half-rectangle triangle thingys. Are they right triangles? Whatever. They were keeping the seam ripper at bay. So I continued.

So now my theory became if I just keep going something good might happen. And I started to see something of a pattern emerging. I can't tell you how many times I moved those pieces. Actually I can: 15,000 times!

But I got here and I like what I have. It's a long way from done and red is not the neutral but why not just keep at it, right? 15,001 might be the magic. And I think I have some kind of magic going.


Anonymous said...

Just keep going! I think you're on to something. :)

Karen S said...

Keep playing. Looks like you are having fun.