Saturday, February 21, 2015

This Week's Challenges, sort of

This first tile is actually last week's SquareOne challenge: Huggins. I did the Huggins part fairly quickly, but then couldn't decide what to put in the corners. It seemed a little bare without something; so I kept playing around with ideas until I came up with Diva Dance/Waltz. I liked it, so I added it to my tile. But now I'm not so sure. Anyway, here it is:
The second tile is Joey's Weekly Tangle Challenge #48; she calls it the Polka Dot Tangle. Draw some circles, don't overlap, and fill each circle with a different tangle. Pretty straightforward.
Then there's the Diva's Challenge #205: incorporate the Chinese New Year into the tile. 2015 is the Year of the Goat; and after looking for images online. I discovered a multitude: some of goats and some of the Chinese symbol for Year of the Goat. I decided to go with the latter. My first attempt produced this:
 I'm not very happy with this; it's really slipshod. So if I can come up with something better before the day is over, I will edit this post and add it.
Last minute addition: for That String Thing #80:

 The patterns to use were supposed to be Kozy and Inaura. Try as I might, I could not get them to work together, so here's a monotangle of Inaura:

Meanwhile, be sure to check out SquareOne, madebyjoey, iamthediva, and It'saStringThing, for all the other entries; it's amazing how different all the responses are. Maybe you'll be inspired to try out one of the Challenges yourself.


  1. This Year of the goat has this very Chines feeling, due to the coloring. Well done.

    1. Thanks, Annemarie. I'm really happy that you liked the tile.

  2. I love the rich red color of your New Year tile! What did you use? The design and concept are so beautiful you really should consider a more permanent version to display somewhere. It really is striking and beautiful!

  3. Thank you so much, Antonine. So glad that you liked the tile. It was cut from red Wausau Paper Card Stock.


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