This week’s designs aren’t really new; they’re exactly the same as Sunday sketch #120, just coloured in differently. I’ve opted for a red and white colour scheme, because who doesn’t love a red and white quilt?!
Here’s Sunday sketch #120 recoloured:
I love how changing the colours can completely change the feel of the design!
Then I extended the same colour scheme to the edges of the design:
And reversed the colour scheme:
Maybe it’s those curved corners, but I love this one! So then I tried it without the curved diamonds in the middle:
Hmm, maybe a bit too red? I tried filling in the squares with white, to balance things out a bit:
It’s amazing how just a few minor changes can make such a big difference overall.
I think I like the first one and the middle one most. Which one’s your favourite??
In the description for Sunday sketch #119, I mentioned that I was going to post a series of related designs. Here’s the next one!
I replaced the arrow heads with a straight line (bisected in the middle, where the colours meet) and surrounded the coloured lines with a white border. Putting everything against a grey background sets the colours off nicely.
I often fall in love with new designs, but I really love this one!
This design could be made into a quilt pattern using the same shapes as last week, without the triangles (HSTs, QSTs or flying geese).
I’ve been trying to limit my use of EQ8 to design features that I can’t manage easily with hand-sketching: namely, curves and colour. This week’s design combines these features to create one of my favourite things: flowers!
I love these retro flowers. I tried a lot of different colour combinations, but the yellow just popped. This warm yellow makes me so happy.
This design could be made into a quilt using the drunkard’s path template. Each block (comprising most of a single flower) is 12 drunkard’s path units and 4 solid squares (although you could make 4 drunkard’s path units in a single colour, just to get that lovely curved seam).