' L zen 7's '
The story of this new tangle is pretty exciting to me! My 5 year old daughter was tangling on my downloaded template from The Bright Owl, Zendala Dare #110. As I was watching her do her deliberate little strokes and filling in the different areas, I had to stop her and ask her to repeat what she had just done. She was simply making a capital 'L' and then adding a '7' or backwards or upside down 7. Anyway, I said, "oh my, I think you might have created a new tangle!" So I played with it a while and I think I have come up with a way to make it a very versatile and fun lil' tangle. All because of my 5 year old's inspiration!
It seemed like such a simple tangle, that I thought it probably has been discovered and step outs made for it already. So I checked the famous Dictionary of Tangles, TanglePatterns, with Linda Farmer, and could not see anything like it. Then I Googled, tangle L7, and found that there is a quilting pattern already named L7. "Bummer!" So,.... I sat and made my step outs and was visiting with my 8 year old and telling him my frustration, and 'HE', then gave me inspiration. He said, "Mom, why don't you call it 'L zen 7's'?" So there you have it! This turned out to be a family project!!! Yay,.... I just love when a plan comes together, especially when it's inspired by, love of family!!!
I think it will make a great filler for background or just filling in space from a string.