We have time
I'm in no rush here, are you?
My Paperless Piecing Method has evolved over time. A technique can change and ultimately become part of the thought process, a symbol in itself.
I wanted to detail the prep involved in the basic small square puzzle piece making.
Often times, the way you think about something changes it into something more useful.
And definitely more personal.
What we are doing by shaping a scrap for pieced patchwork is creating an easy system for seaming, connection. But we are also cropping. Choosing a place within the available space. In this way we are creating a kind of frame. creating context. And we can make that choice based on practical use of the cloth but we can also make it some sort of visual choice as well. I think when we do that, we give each choice more weight in terms of composition. So I think Patchwork, in the Spirit Cloth Style, has grown around that concept.
The puzzle piece as a framing device
There is more to say abut this, but let's take it slow.