All Roads Lead Somewhere

I recently designed and made a throw from recycled blue jeans and silk neckties. I cut the jeans into squares and appliqued silk shapes on them before sewing the squares together. The designs were inspired by a board game.

First sample block
First sample block

I liked it so much, I made another.

Second sample block
Second sample block

I made four more patches.

More patches
More patches

I rotated the patches for the next block and came up with different possibilities.

Now that’s interesting, I thought. I applied the operations of symmetry to the patch and increased its potential.

I made more.

I put together what I had so far . . .

Progress
Progress

I couldn’t stop after that.

I call the piece “All Roads Lead Somewhere.”

All Roads Lead Somewhere

I have put together some of the basic templates in a document, All Roads Lead Somewhere, that you can download.

I will write about the templates in the coming weeks, and show you what I’m doing with them.

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