Today I'm sharing the short (?) evolution of a recent project that was supposed to be simple.
Yeah right, bwahahahahaha.
Months ago I found this picture on The Evil Website:
I saved the photo to my desktop so I could figure out how I was going to make it. The link said she couldn't find the papers and had drafted her own but when I re-read it the last time and found that she said something about pentagons, I searched paperpieces.com for pentagons and found the house shape which would work perfectly! I promptly ordered them! I just needed to decide on fabric...
Having some fabric left from our Hexie club logo project, I decided to pull fabrics in the same color families and started making pluses. I put a few up on the wall and started on more. I started rearranging them on the wall and finally decided I really needed to come up with a final layout so I wouldn't make more than I needed for the project, given my short time frame for finishing projects (3 weeks from today is my first trunk show).
I finally pulled up EQ7 and found a "plus" block which I modified to better match the house shaped plus blocks.
I soon discovered that I couldn't design the final layout with just that one block and finally created a larger grid all at once. I wouldn't want to create a human bed sized quilt this way so there must be an easier way that I couldn't find...
Since this project will end up on the
Next it was time to play with colors - ignore the colors in the drawings I just picked anything not what actually matches that beautiful batik.
--My first idea (left) was to copy the pinterest photo verbatim and have diagonal lines of color and white pluses. It probably shows the colors off the best.
--My second idea (middle) was to only have the colored pluses in the middle and any outside (full or partial) plus was white. I just felt this was too little color and quite lopsided.
--My third idea (right) was to have any full plus be colored and any partial plus is white - still lopsided but lots of color - and I'll have to cut down all of the white pluses I've made so far..
So far I am thinking that the third option gives me the most color but the first option makes the best use of the work I've put into the project so far.
I think any of the 3 options will be very pretty. Which is your favorite??!!
Ok, my fellow hexie-ologists, now it's your turn to share your EPP projects. Any shape or vintage is fair game - we just want to see what you're working on!!