Thursday, September 25, 2014

Tangled Thursday: A Pattern in a Pattern

This week's challenge, made by yours truly, was to make a large pattern and fill it with smaller patterns.  This proved more difficult than I expected.  I played around with several ideas based on a set of stencils I found in the closet.  I finally ended up with this design.  After drawing the shapes (I have no idea what that shape would be called) I thought that it was the negative space in between that made it most interesting.   

With the intention of trying the same design again but with more precision, I used my quilting ruler to measure and lightly pencil in squares to make it easier to line up the shapes.  But then it hit me - - what is a quilt but a large pattern filled with smaller patterns?   So, I used that paper to draw random quilt blocks I found in a magazine.  It's not a Zentangle, but it was fun, it fits the theme and it gave me another chance to play with watercolor pencils.  

Tangled Thursday is hosted by Heather and Books and Quilts.  Visit Heather to see what she and the other participants are drawing.  If you would like to join us, please feel free.  Just add your link on Heather's blog.  Your tangle doesn't have to fit the theme.  We love seeing everyone's work.


  1. Really nice work, Tami! Love the graphic nature in the first one and all of the colours in the second!

    As I explained on Heather's post, I don't have a tangle to share this week. I'm not surprised that both of you were inspired by quilts. Too bad, that didn't occur to me. ;)

  2. I too was surprised how hard it is ... it looks very quilty on the first the way you have the designs floating on the black space! And your quilt blocks are lovely!!

  3. we were definitely on the same wave length. I have been buying black and white fabrics that remind me of tangle patterns. My next step is to use them to make some quilt blocks or some appliques using zentangle strings for the pattern.

    Thanks for linking up with Tangled Thursdays.