Friday, March 2, 2012
Plaited zendala - and new class scheduled
I wanted to show Plaited - my new tangle, in a piece so I started this zendala. Be aware that this is NOT on a 3 1/2" tile - I actually did this on an 8" square. The first picture shows the completed piece while the second one shows it in progress with only the Plaited pattern drawn.
I heard from a couple of you that Plaited is a little complicated to figure out. I've added a few additional written directions to the blog entry http://suejacobs.blogspot.com/2012/02/plaited-new-tangle-pattern.html I hope that helps. Let me know if it's still confusing.
How did I come up with this design? A friend of mine has a number of quilting stencils that she is letting me borrow. (Thanks Nan!) They are helpful for beginning quilters to create a pattern to quilt on. They come in an assortment of sizes and designs. These stencils also work beautifully in the design of a zendala. This one is a little bigger so I used a sheet of paper that is 8" square. The blank areas in the 2nd picture show the actual design from the quilt stencil. I'll be trying out a number of the stencils during the next few weeks and I'll use them in my Zendala class too!
I also want to announce that a new class - Tangling techniques - zendalas - has been scheduled for April 22 at Banbury in Bartlett, IL - See the tab marked classes for more info.