day 20 - paper quilt

day 20 - paper quilt

As I played with, what you know as box covers, I realized that I hadn't shared how the whole project really got started.

The first time I revealed these patterns you saw them in my coasters project. But my initial thoughts were really to make a hanging paper quilt.

Making a fabric quilt is completely out of the question for me. I entertained the idea at some point but I just know that I wouldn't have the patience for the sewing machine. So, paper popped into mind one day and I'm kicking myself for not thinking of it sooner.

Today I finally made my way towards making my quilt 'blocks' come together. I played around with the order in which I should place them. The background colors will not be staying—but I wanted to see all the color before getting rid of it. I really want to see what the 'quilt' would look like completely white. Another idea is to work minimally with color, the way I did here.

If you notice that the whole piece looks a bit crooked, it's because it is. It's being temporarily held with clothespins (see them on the left side of the piece?)—it's a complete work in progress.

Now it rests on the floor in my studio.

Where am I going to put everything?

day 20 - paper quilt

In an ideal world I would have all the time I could possibly want to make something new every day. The thing is that creativity can be spontaneous (like my mini doll house) or it can be a process as with these patterns. You're seeing more of the same from me, because my daily making has been in fact part of the process. I still have other applications for the patterns coming up next week... but hang in there, new things are coming too.

Update :: If you'd like to make your own quilt the files (PDF, SVG, DXF) are now available in the shop.

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This is part of a my 26 days of making series.

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