I was aiming for using lots of negative space and asymmetry. In this case, the negative space is Kona Cotton Snow. The layout will give the asymmetry.
The first step was to cut the "beach glass" blocks into 7 1/2" squares that will finish 7". Sets of three seemed appropriate. They had enough repetition and enough variety to be visually interesting.
|The "verticals" off kilter were fun but not what I wanted to portray.|
|The "verticals" fall on the same horizontal. Again a layout that was not that supportive of my vision.|
|Now we are getting somewhere!|
|With sashing in between the columns and|
|without sashing. Getting better.|
|Sewn together. 21" x 56" finished.|
All along the process I was dreaming of the beach. You see, I am just back from Hawaii - a fun high school reunion and a fantastic family vacation. Once you have lived near an ocean, waves are part of your being. At least they are part of mine. And it was never about beach glass but about sets of waves coming to shore. The colors are those of the Pacific.
Bear with me and enjoy part of Hawaii's beauty.
|Textures and colors|
|Scents of flowers|
|The nightly ritual of the sun setting on the horizon.|