|Based on the actual size of the five feathers in the pattern, this layout would finish ~25-30" square.|
Up until recently, I considered myself the reigning queen of no-repeats. If you asked me, I'd have told you it's very hard for me to make the same thing twice. Ergo, no repeats, right? Then, unsolicited and out of the blue, a good friend told me I'm "the master of multiple versions."
...Say what?! She totally didn't mean it in a bad way, just a general observation about my work. So then I started to think back on my valise of (evidently) many versions.
There's Liberty and Justice For All + Karma à la Clematis ...
Catching Dreams by Sunrise + Painted Dreamcatcher:
...and Dip Dye Dreamcatcher:
Painted Leaf No. 1 + Painted Leaf No. 2:
...and Cultivated Leaf:
...and Green Leaf (No. 4?):
Alllllllright. Touché, my friend. :o) So, in an effort to keep things from getting overly repetitive over here, I'm going to start rethinking my original concepts and turning them into something, well, something you've haven't *exactly* seen before. ;o)
Ode's name alone is rich with potential. (Ode to oh so many things!) I've got a lot in store for Ode, more on that to come. Painted Dreamcatcher, on the other hand, had me stumped. Not a whole lot of room for pattern-hacking when the pattern is (mostly) one oversized, foundation paper pieced block. So then I started studying the individual feathers blocks, which are broken out in the pattern file. Suddenly, it seemed they might have *just* enough give to link together into a ring...
And with that, Painted Dreamcatcher made way for Feather Ring.
|With ~25-30" blocks, this layout would finish at full/queen. |
I love how it's reminiscent of Denyse Schmidt's "single girl" design but brings its own ethereal vibe.
...Or rings? (Such is the blessing (curse?) of free photo collage software!)
So, what you do think? Do you prefer singular, or plural? And who knows! Maybe I'll set out to make the latter and wind up with just the one. After all, don't want to be too predictable over here. ;o)