Friday, March 3, 2017

Another UFO, and last mini.

The Mother Ship has called in her 3rd baby UFO.

This last project's inspiration came from another CB2 catalog.
I was flipping through the pages and stumbled across
a sideboard that was dark and interesting. 

 Here's the worst possible photo of it in my sketchbook.
It has different panels on it with unruly zig zags of gold. 
I thought this could provide an interesting idea for a 
Four In Art 
project I was working on. 

I had some pre-cut stips of fabric already waiting for me 
to experiment with.

 I thought it would be interesting to have each panel
be 1/2 the width of the previous panel.
The first panel as 4 inches wide, the 2nd was 2 inches wide, 
the 3rd was 1 inch wide and the 4th was 1/2 inch wide.  
Along with that I started with 9 zig zags on the left panel. 
I planned that in each successive panel I would double the amount of zig zags. 
That meant 9, 18, 36, & 72 zig zags in the first four panels from left to right. 
Things were going fine until I had to squeeze 
72 zig zags into a panel that was 1/2 inch wide!!!
Who's idea was this anyways?!?!

The logical left side of my brain FINALLY showed up and said, 
"Just make that dang experiment into a hot pad and be 

And here's the final Four In Art project called
Shattered Shimmers. 


  1. Still think that Shimmer is fantastic. Your other experiment is wonderful too and far too good to be a hot pad. They look like the first two quilts in an amazing series.

  2. This looks like a wild ride! Glad you were able to finish both the shimmer quilt and this one – more ammo in your arsenal of cool quilts.