I started sewing together random pieces. They were interesting, but I felt like just combining them completely free-form was resulting in weird random shapes. I would like to do large free-form abstracts, but it seemed like the parameters of this exercise - just using up scraps of eight colors - was not conducive to a good free form composition. So I decided to make squares. I thought that would give the piece some structure. The 6" squares seemed too small, but I had several of them, so I started also creating rectangles that would be approximately the size of two 6-inchers.
I'm still not sure how many of them want to be included in a piece. At first I was thinking a square of 36 x 36, but that still seems pretty random.
I'm really liking how a simple 12 x 12 (really 11 x 11) combination looks. Maybe there will be a variety.
|Here's the wall with all the pieces I've made so far.|
The top squares are not sewn yet.
|I like this one, but the curve is to close to the edge.|
It was remaining from the previous project.
|Another possible keeper - close up.|
Here's the remaining pile. Not sure how many more I will make. They get more and more complicated as the scraps get smaller. I already screwed up a few and had to recut, which also makes them more complicated, Oh well. I'm having fun. Isn't that the point?