I finished my quilt as the 11th Hour drew near (at least for me).
I had so many ideas running in my head for the past few months. I took photos of city lights while driving through at night, lights at a baseball game we attended, and many other places. Nothing seemed to strike my creative muse, so I did not start my project early.
I started with one paper piecing idea, but it didn't make me want to finish it. I was going to put 4 of these blocks together. I liked the look of it in the EQ7 program, but I changed colors around and that stopped me. I may go back to this design some day.
Hexagons interested me. I thought of city lights and realized that during the daytime hours I usually see the yellow, green and red of traffic lights as well as red tail lights when people brake. So I began a traffic light. I thought the small areas of color in the traffic lights looked a bit like hexagons (when I am stopped at a red light). So I tried that and this is as far as I got. They looked more like soccer balls to me.
But at night, lights of all colors seem to blur together-especially when they are farther ahead of me. I began working on some ideas in EQ. I worked with hexagons that represented, to me, the lights I see at night while driving in the city. I liked the first design below, but chose the second design because there were less hexagons to make.
Perhaps your next trip into the city will have you looking at the lights differently.
Thank you for taking the time to visit. Take a look at the blogs and the reveals of the other in the Four-in-Art group:
Amanda Kattner blogs at www.whatthebobbin.com
Betty Ayers has a Flickr site is https://www.flickr.com/photos/
Elizabeth Eastmond blogs at www.opquilt.com
Nancy Myers blogs at patchworkbreeze.blogspot.
Rachel Riley blogs at rachel-thelifeofriley.
Simone Bradford blogs at quiltalicious.blogspot.com
Anne at Spring Leaf Studios (I left Anne's link out when I posted the other day. Sorry, Anne.)