Origami paper sketches

I use origami paper (in solid colors) all the time, for cards and wrapping gifts, mostly.  But, I recently came up with the idea of using origami paper to test out ideas for quilts, and it is immensely gratifying.  All those late-night musings–what about a cross pattern? I wonder, instead of sleeping–I can now take for a quick test drive without touching my sewing machine. I try not to think or fuss too much when I put these sketches together–hoping for a happy inspiration. I haven’t found my perfect pattern yet, but here are some basic house top patterns with a cross in the center, for a little more interest, plus a fancy stripe. The crosses seem to make people think of disaster, but I still kind of like them.

3 thoughts on “Origami paper sketches

  1. I love your origami quilts! They remind me a little of the quilts of Gee’s Bend. Thanks for the inspirations. Is one of you in NYC and the other in Atown?

  2. Hi Sheila,

    I’m so glad you like them. They were really fun to make–now I just have to try them in fabric! I’m in Brooklyn and Meg is in Arlington.


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