Friday, March 25, 2016

playing with shapes

I'm back to showing you some of my EPP blocks for Glorious Hexagons.  One thing that really adds to the interest of these blocks is the positioning.  These 3 blocks are each made of 3 diamonds, and I cut them carefully to try to get a repeat of the same design.  Here are some examples:

This little Paul Bunyan and Babe fabric really looks more pleasing when the feet of the little figures is around the outside of the block.  The horns of Babe tie in with Paul to almost create a circle in the center.  Much better than the other orientation, which just leaves a big empty spot in the middle without any interest.

These little chairs could really face outward or inward, but the second picture (legs to the middle) makes a more interesting center design when the 3 diamonds get together.

And then these wedding cakes came along---

 I have mixed feelings about the position of these diamonds, but I've decided that placing the tops of the cakes to the outside makes it more visually interesting.

What do you think?

1 comment:

MissesStitches said...

Who would have thought you could get such a different look by changing the orientation!?! Love these hexies.