Once upon a time, we all loved triangles.
And even if they are touchy little shapes to sew and pains in the arse to cut, we'll love them forever. The end.
This newest piece of patchwork wall art is now hanging over the dining room buffet, returning fabricy goodness and delightful color to our dining room (which was drained of these things when I moved into my new sewing space). I reaaalllly won't mind if it doesn't sell at the upcoming craft show! Aria thinks it's beautiful and Liam loves all the "mountains". Only Brandon hasn't voiced his thoughts, but... ya know you can't please everyone!
Triangle Colorstory is 24" square. It's the biggest canvas I ordered for wrapping as fabric wall art and now I do wish I'd ordered more big pieces. I really like working at this size!
Let's see, it started like this. I cut scraps into triangles (4" wide at the base and 5" tall at the peak) and began arranging them this way and that. My first setting was based on value with dark values at center and light values at the edges. Value is unrelated to color (it just refers to how light or dark a fabric looks) so this allowed the colors to mix in interesting combinations. To check the value, I'd stand back and kinda squint to see if anything looked out of place.
But after sleeping on it, I changed to this arrangement based on color, with red at center and purple at the very edges. This reminds me of Anna Maria Horner's Patchwork Prism design, though I'm not using equilateral triangles. I love how my layout accidentally created a sort of star at center around the reds and browns. At least, I see a star!
Naturally, I had a jumble of leftover triangles. And triangle scraps being such tricky sorts, I figured to make this mini version rather than abandon them to the scrap drawer. It'll be just 12" square.
And then.... still confronted with triangle excess, I revisited my Wonky Pinwheel covered journal design from last summer.
From behind. It's triangles combined with Essex cotton/linen in natural. Very light and fresh, methinks.
As it turns out, these projects brought on a triangle mood. More covered journals in the making. See you on the other side!