The pre-basted pieces using the invisible baste is working well for me. I left the visible basting in that one piece. Maybe just for a while. I like how it embeds a bit of story in the block. at least for now. I look at these two blocks and feel the similarity but also the difference. The variation in color and the natural color itself has softened the effect of the traditional design, and at the same time I enjoy the structure of the grid against the blurry color effects.
How simply changing to the uneven natural dyes has moved tradition slightly off course. That is the effect it has on me. It has started a kind of movement. A little step. A journey. Probably many of them. I feel them now.
Thinking about size and measure, noticing...
Made some notes to myself.
That 5 " square is not really 5" but pretty close, yet I didn't measure it, until this morning, something in me assumed that. I like the size though. Maybe it just feels right. Maybe that feeling keeps expressing itself for a while until something else takes over. What feels good or even "right" changes.
Since I started reconsidering nine with traditional patchwork, I am thinking about how much measuring is connected to that technique. I usually work with three sizes when it comes to little squares. One, two and 3" squares. But then, realizing that I had picked up an old graph paper from my weave drafting days, these were not inch boxes. And it doesn't matter. What else could be like that?
As defined...Mathematics is the study of topics such as quantity numbers), structure, space, and change.
It is the change part that interests me. Of course.
I did some playing.
a small me making the small ninepatch seem BIG
Me containing a ninepatch. Making myself an extension of that which gives me joy.