negative space ~ how the hole affects the whole

Whenever I remove a section of a quilt-in-progress from my work wall and add to it,  I ALWAYS study the space left in its place. I notice how the negative space changes the piece still on the wall –how the hole affects the whole. Doing this can sometimes take the quilt in a surprising new direction.

For the last month I’ve been working on this without a clue about where it was headed:

I pulled down the top section to sew something to it and was left with this:

AND this:

Wowza! In a split second my split sections were on their way to becoming TWO modern quilts instead of one.

To be continued…

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4 Responses to negative space ~ how the hole affects the whole

  1. Love the two quilts-you definitely resolved the issue by dividing. I’m enjoying your posts about your progress.

  2. Arita says:

    Looking forward to seeing what will come of these.

  3. deb says:

    When I first saw this piece a few posts back something bothered me about it. Before I would have dismembered it, I would have changed the orientation ninety degrees a bunch of times. You have “cut” to the chase. Looking forward to seeing where these two go next.

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