Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Knock Off

I fell in love with this quilt when I saw it on the Blogger's Quilt Festival last spring.  I decided to do a mini version as a throw pillow.  At first glance the pattern is a pleasing simple weave.  But when I attempted to mimic it, I found the design had all sorts of rules: where the colors and greys are placed, the size and shape of the strips.  Now I'm even more impressed with original design.  It's elegant, deceptively simple and tricky to recreate.

This is what I ended up with.  The blank row in the middle didn't jump out so much when I had it in pieces on the floor.  It shows up now!  I was tempted to move one of the perpendicular lines to break it up, but that would either break the rules (assuming I have them right in the first place) or pull out more color.  I think if I wasn't afraid of white space I could have evened it out.  Regardless, this was a fun exercise and appealed to my anal retentive, mathematical frame of mind.

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