Somehow, with a few more tweaks here and there, I managed to transform Sunday sketches #132 and #133 into this week’s design: more curves, a different colour palette, and more secondary shapes emerging.
The combination of red, hot pink, orange and warm yellow is one of my favourite colour palettes. I managed to get 3 out of 4 in this quilt design – not bad!
This design could be made into a quilt pattern using lots of curves; templates would probably be the best way to ensure precision.
I mentioned in last week’s post that Sunday sketch #132 led to a whole series of new designs – just by tweaking a few things here and there. I won’t post every iteration, but here’s the next interesting one.
Can you tell what I changed? I reduced the design to two colours, so the palette doesn’t overpower the pattern. (Also so I could work with the design more easily; lots of colours just distracts me and makes it difficult for me to focus on the design itself.) The small yellow squares are now larger yellow curvy diamonds (for lack of a better word), and a few more straight edges have been replaced with curves – which together create new circles as secondary shapes within the design. Don’t you love it when that happens?!
Like last week’s design, this one is based on just two blocks. They both include lots of curves, which would probably be easier to make using templates.
I was watching a TV show the other day, and the characters were sitting in a cafe that had some interesting decor in the background. A quick screenshot and some rough sketches on paper led to a bit of experimentation in Electric Quilt 8 – and this week’s design.
This design is based on only two blocks: one made using strips (rectangles) and squares, and the other using half-square triangles or flying geese units. They’re set on point; if you tilt your head sideways a bit, you might be able to see how they come together.
I created multiple variations of this design by making minor changes to both blocks. I’ll be posting them over the next few weeks, so see if you can spot how I moved from one design to the next!