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Challenge #145 - Quib

This weeks Diva Challenge : Quib.

I always struggle with patterns like this - as I find continuous patterns (i.e. ones that can go on in any direction forever) far easier to deal with - Quib, feels (to me!) more rigid without as much room for creative spin, maybe it's just my frame of mind this week as I'm sure others have managed to come up with incredible ways of using it.

So, what to do? I could either use the pattern as inspiration and head in my own direction, or keep it as is and try and create a point of difference to make it mine - in the end I did both.

This one is the closest to original, but instead of tucking the ends back into another "hole" they're capped with my favourite flower.

And, some colour with the lines weaving a bit. Quib (sort of) is in the middle - I used my string drawing method, with stops and starts to get the strings going over and under each other. I also strengthened up the lines along one side to try and give it a bit more depth.

Sting drawing method again for this one - just started off with the 3 lines coming out of the hole and worked my way across alternating between the lines to weave them.

And, yes, I am still working on my string journal - I'm about half way through the moleskine journal though have lost momentum temporarily - I should've drawn a couple of these in there too!

This one has absolutely nothing to do with the challenge, it was a spin off from my cruze play from the last posts.

Only 3 more weeks to go till the end of term.........not that I'm counting or anything!

Have a good one!


  1. When I saw the new tangle Quib, I immediately thought about your string drawing method.
    Love how you used it for Quib :)

  2. You just gave Quib the best personality ever!

  3. Beautiful, I really enjoy your String Thing, perfectly applied to this tangle. The variations are great, especially like your varied color version.

  4. Love your quibbed daisies! So beautiful and innocent.

  5. I always love to see what you come up with for the challenges. They all are beautiful!

  6. I agree beautiful and awesome personality you have given Quib

  7. They all look great. Fits in well with your string drawing. Like how on the first they were stems for flowers.

  8. Beautiful and elegant Helen. The quib pattern certainly fits your present project (nothing new under the sun!) but as usual you give the drawings extra 'chic' :-)

  9. You made a Quib of your own and I like your interpretation. I also love the last one Helen!

  10. I love what you did with Quib in the first drawing. And Quib seems to go well with your string drawings. (Which I absolutely love!!!)

  11. So pretty and flowing. Love your Quib.

  12. It's so funny that you didn't like this pattern as much. When I first saw your pictures, I thought this would be the perfect pattern for you and would suit your work so well! Then I read your blog and learned otherwise :) Love your work.

  13. I love looking at your posts - you are so inspiring! Quib works so beautifully with your string drawings, and I specially love the coloured strings. Really love your twisty thing - the last tile. It reminds me of twisted hard candy that mom used to make around Christmas!

  14. heck, i would be counting! ;)

    i love your flowers on the ends of quib. i like how you put your spin on things :) it makes your art special!

  15. love the way you made it your very unique!

  16. As usual, I am totally blown away by your work. Despite the fact that you initially stated that Quib was not your cup of tea, you came up with fabulous examples to prove otherwise. Love what you've done with this challenge.


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