It was driving me nuts trying to think of what this design reminded me of, and I finally realised: Monopoly cards. Remember them? With the coloured bar across the top and the property name? I haven’t seen one in years (decades?!), but the memory of them was obviously lodged way back in my brain.
Anyway, I’m not sure what prompted this design… just another simple one that suddenly seemed like a good idea to try in EQ8, and ended up looking good enough to post.
I love all these happy colours together. It’s my usual ‘random’ layout, which is actually semi-planned and somewhat rule-based: I try to make sure that the same colour doesn’t appear twice in the same column or row. Although it’s more a guide than a rule… I can see a few places here where I broke it!
I started this design originally with black borders, which I also like. But I think I like the coloured background better… it feels a bit more fun. The black-bordered version is definitely more Monopoly-like though!
This design could be made into a quilt using large rectangles of colour and white, along with some sashing strips in a background colour. Easy peasy.