I haven’t had a lot of time to sketch lately, but I’ve been playing around with EQ8 more (which is probably one of the reasons I haven’t had a lot of time to sketch lately…).
But I miss sketching, and I miss the time it gives me to really think about my designs. In EQ8, it’s fairly quick to try something new and discard it, try it again in different colours, mess around some more and find an entirely new design… I don’t think I put the same amount of thought or effort into my design process. It’s definitely given me a lot to think (and maybe blog) about.
But enough about that. This week I’m revisiting a recent sketch. It’s certainly not a new design – you’ve probably seen something similar before – but I like the idea of supersizing blocks and featuring only a handful of large shapes in a single quilt design. And how lovely are my long sketch lines?! 🙂
I played with this image to try and reduce a dark shadow along one edge, and ended up inverting the colours. (Did I mention I’m no expert in graphics..?!) I just love the look of the new version!
And then I wanted to see the two blocks together. Because I already had EQ8 open, I just dropped each image in as a new fabric, scaled the blocks in a new quilt layout to the same size, then dropped the ‘fabric’ into each block. I’m sure there’s an easier/better way, but sometimes the rough/ready way is good enough!
These designs are all half-rectangle triangles. You’d only need three fabrics to recreate the look of this final design. Wouldn’t it look great in some Kona solids and Essex linen?