I don't think it's a very good analogy, but maybe it feels like a chess match when I'm trying to "design" a new pattern for myself. Having never played chess, I'm probably totally off base.
I had some time on my hands yesterday afternoon so I pulled out my image of the white queen chess piece. I put Kiefer Sutherland's new Fox series, Touch, on the computer and got busy. (Totally amazing show, by the way. I got goose bumps during a couple of scenes and cried. The episode totally blew me away!) I missed the episode on the night of its original airing--what did I do before the DVR, On Demand, and the Online Streaming?!
No pressure on myself or anything, but I don't think my brain will allow me to move forward with anything else until I get the Breaking Dawn Chess Piece pattern done. The block is, I think, the center of my block. Yep, I know I could just leave a big black square to represent it and go on to other parts.....
It's a tough one!
I've got to include shading unless I decide to add it with thread upon completion. The top elements of the piece have to be squared up a bit. The first line is the toughest. I think I may move it. Every line after is drawn from that first line so it's important to make a good decision. That's the way I do it, at least.
I've been distracted by other quilts. I've also decided to fully embrace my paper piecing fascination.....or obsession. Did you know that I convert almost every single pattern I use to be made by paper piecing? I'm in the middle of Orca Bay, paper pieced, and I Believe in Pink, paper pieced.
Sewing on Paper is under construction...... and soon to be a (dot) com.
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