This here is the Hunger Games quilt, because I pieced it while listening to the Hunger Games audiobook. Holy cow – that was an amazing book! I don’t think I breathed for about 12 hours. Now I am listening to Catching Fire, which I’m not quite as into?
It also includes all of the green and blue scraps in my scrap box.
Now I’m playing with layout. It actually helps me to think about the design to take a picture of it and look at it on the computer. My other trick is to look at quilts with my glasses off, to look at things all blurry and then get a broader concept of how the colors are working together and where the movement is. Another trick is to walk really far away from your quilt. However, if you are near-sighted, taking off your glasses is just a really efficient version of moving about a block away from your quilt. I learned that trick in painting class.
I got really good at taking my glasses off and squinting at my paintings, though I never really improved at the painting part. So, we quilt !
For double perspective, I sometimes take a picture of my quilt, then look at it on the computer with my glasses off. I am basically a genius!
I’m not sure exactly what I’m wanting to do with these blocks, but I was trying to think of ways to insert more white space into the quilt.
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