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Friday, November 9, 2012
Diva #94, SOCC
This week's Diva Challenge from Laura was to use Erin Olson's tangle SOCC. I had never been able to get this pattern to look right before, so I took my time. Painfully slow, but I love the results - so it was worth it!
To begin with I drew a grid. I intentionally made the width of the lines varied, so my finished product would look more random. With the second set of grid lines, leave some areas open - not extending the lines all the way across. This will give some variance to the shapes made by the SOCC.
Keep filling in lines.
Don't worry about filling in all the sections. Having some larger sections and some smaller sections will give your finished tile an interesting look.
When you think you're done, go back and see if there are some areas that you still want to do something with. I went back and added more lines to section off more smaller areas.
Then I picked a line - one of my central lines - to start making my crescent shapes. In Erin's directions she recommends starting with three crescents. I went with two.
At this point I thought of something else I could do with this tangle. I randomly picked out blocks to fill in with color . . .
. . . and went back to drawing the crescent lines on all four sides of the blocks.
Continue filling in crescent lines until your blocks are mostly filled up. You can fill in the small leftover areas with color. By combining the crescent lines, with color fills, and the filled in boxes - you start to get a really cool look!
Finish it off with some shading and there you go! One awesome tile of SOCC courtesy of Erin Olson and Laura Harms. Head on over to the Diva Challenge to see how everyone interpreted this fun tangle! You could even post a tile of your own.