pt 2: IN WHICH I ANALYSE MY QUILT FOR REPETITION (for Jaye and Sandy)

SANDY’S PODCAST about REPETITION

DESIGN SERIES about UNITY

Jaye’s DESIGN SERIES about REPETITION

Baby Quilt for TARA

1.“[Repetition] provides visual clues to help move the eye about the picture. Similarities in elements reinforce the viewer’s recognition of symbols, strengthen the rhythm, encourage movement, and produce patterns. Introduce variations of repeated elements to prevent boredom.” (Liz Berg handout entitled Principles of Design from “Design the Abstract Quilt” workshop).

The most obvious repetition in this quilt are the colors. The bright lime green and the gold border colors were taken from the colors on the panel, echoing the colors of the tiger, the lion and the trees.

■Elements can be repeated in different sizes, shapes or textures, etc and still be considered repetition. (Pentak & Lauer, pg.28)

The small zebra print that is part of the panel is repeated and echoed in the large zebra print border that was added to the panel. The binding will be made of this same fabric, but be cut on the bias to accommodate a curved border.

2.“We use the word repetition to describe the practice of using design elements over and over again” (A Fiber Artist’s Guide to Color & Design, pg. 124)

3.An element that repeats in various parts of a design to relate the parts (The Quilter’s Book of Design, 2d ed, pg.155)

It is hard to see but many of the FREE MOTION QUILTING MOTIFS repeat and echo the patterns in the motifs. I was trying to accentuate and highlight the panel’s elements. I also think that using the same color instead of contrasting the colors in the FMQ is an element that enhances repetition.

4.“Repetition in design is simply repeating one or more elements. (Wolfrom, Adventures in Design, pg. 97)

5.“…something simply repeats in various parts of the design to relate the parts to each other. The element that repeats may be almost anything: a color, a shape, a texture, a direction or an angle.” (Pentak & Lauer, pg.28)

The small animal border on the top and the bottom of the panel echos the theme of the main motif of the panel. The same trees and animals are repeated but there are some new animals are added.

If I can think of any more elements that depict REPETITION in this quilt I will update this post. But it is just a simple little quilt.

HAPPY QUILTING,

NONNIE

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2 thoughts on “pt 2: IN WHICH I ANALYSE MY QUILT FOR REPETITION (for Jaye and Sandy)

  1. Great analysis, Nonnie! For “a simple little quilt,” you got a lot out of that. (I’m a particular fan of the zebra print on that border. Great choice!)

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