From Humble Beginnings to Majesty
Last summer I pulled out my little scissors and sheets of computer paper and played, like when I was a child. I squared the sheets of paper to 8.5" and then folded and cut.
Some I folded in quarters, some in eights, and one I folded like when I made snowflakes as a child: half, then thirds and then half again.
Such was the humble beginnings of Majesty, Medallion IX for Island Batik to highlight their Spring 2015 collection.
Out of that night of playing, I created 3 designs that I have developed into patterns. (One is Efflorescent Daisy, which you get for free when you sign up for our Newsletter)
Later I took my cut-work design to my Graphic Designer to play with size. Its interesting to see how size affects what you see in a design.
As a 12" size, I saw the flourishing fronds sprouting from the center.
As a design at 26", it possessed nothing special.
Next I went to 36". As it grew, the design had a focus, and I saw four crowns, which I hadn't really seen before. Now the flourishes looked like explosive emanations from the crowns. I liked it.
Majesty, Medallion IX, is ready for fabric.