Joey’s Weekly Tangle Challenge
In my last post, I mentioned that I had taken on the zentangle challenge over at www.iamthedivaczt.com. Well, another website, joeyvanoort.blogspot.nl, also offers a challenge and I decided to take that one on also. In that challenge, we are to take 9 tiles and create a 3 by 3 matrix. On the tiles, we draw a string (design), that crosses every tile. We number the tiles one to nine. It is a nine week challenge. Each week we draw a new tile.
A while back my mother gave me this wall-hanging. It was her first quilt.
I have long wanted to replicate it using tangles. This challenge was just the motivation I needed. While, the string does not cross tiles, I think I am still in the spirit of things.
I got started a little late. So, I drew two tiles this week. Here they are:
It is now week three. So, here is tile number three:
It is now week four. Here is tile number four:
I am really enjoying this and glad that I took on this challenge!
It is week five. I am beginning to think about how I am going to put the finished tiles together. One big question is, should I add color? I am leaning toward yes. What am I going to use to color the tiles? At this point, I do not know. How am I going to join the tiles? My tiles are four inch squares. I saw some four inch frames on the Walmart website. Using them could be cute, but a four inch square is so small. I really don't know. I also saw some eight inch frames with a 4 inch mat. That might be better. I could print them all on a single sheet. I really cannot decide. In any case, here is my week five tile:
This week's challenge is to use the pattern Ginili. I was not familiar with it, but I like it. Among the many positive things about these challenges is that they force me to use patterns I would not ordinarily choose. I'm looking forward to next week.
Tile 7. We used N'Zeppel. I have seen this pattern a lot, but have never used it. I will definitely use it again.
It is now week eight. Here is tile number eight:
It is now week nine. Here is tile number nine:
Again a very special and nice contribution for this challenge!
I appreciate your encouragement.
Looking good! I don’t know what I’m going to do with my tiles later either.
Thanks Trudi! I’m figuring it out.
I think it is a wonderful idea replicating the quilt. Your tiles are beautiful.
Beautiful variations on ‘N Zeppel!
Thanks so much!
Your mosaic will look very nice :-))
I am working on it. I am having trouble with the color scheme, but other that it is coming along fine.
Another beautifully done square!
Number six is a beauty!😄
Thanks! So glad you like it.
Your combination of Ginili and African Artist looks great, I love the contrasts you created by using thicker and smaller pens!
Thank you Ria. I appreciate your comment. But, I don’t want to mislead anyone. I don’t use a pen to create Zentangles. I use a computer program called Inkscape. I am in the process of writing a tutorial on how to use Inkscape to create Zentangles in case anyone else is interested in doing so.
I have really enjoyed watching your quilt of tiles progress through this challenge! Thanks so much for sharing them!
~ joey ~
Thanks for the inspiration!
Such a neat idea, looking good!
Your encouragement really means a lot to me!
Looks interesting! It will be cool together!
Beautiful work. It will all look great together once finished!
I agree with the others, both tiles are so beautiful.
Love your tiles :-))
Your two works look great, I like them both and am curious to see a third one!
Your two works look wonderful, I do like them both and am curious to see a third one?
What a neat idea Sharlie! Looking forward to seeing part 3!
Wow this is just beautiful! I love that you are recreating a family heirloom!
~ joey ~
Thanks Joey and thanks for the challenge.