I was originally calling this quilt "Pick-Up Sticks/Acid Trip", but as I work on it, my pick-up sticks inspiration is fading, while the acid trip associations are getting stronger.
Anyway, I'm calling it the Acid Trip quilt, now. Here are the posts, so far:
1. String Piecing (Pick-up Sticks/Acid Trip)
2. Pick-up Sticks/Acid Trip coming along
I color a bunch of black blocks in the lower right corner, thinking they'll ground the work, but they seem to unbalance it instead. To balance things out, I center colored squares in the black blocks, and (in the opposite corner) black squares in the colored blocks: it's conceptually like a yin-yang, but with right angles everywhere. I imagine the density of the black corner breaking into color bit by bit, like children released from school and running into their summer, leaving stodgy uniforms behind.
Now remember how each string-pieced unit starts with a light strip like a backslash running diagonally from corner to corner? So in the finished quilt design, there's a colored backslash with no black units, in between the dark corner and the sparsely dotted corner.
But it's all for a good cause... those boring black pieces will really make the quilt trippy!
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