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).
Last weekend, I went on a quilt retreat with a bunch of sewing friends – basically just a long weekend away, in a lovely location, doing more sewing that I’ve managed in ages. I got loads done, including sewing curves for the first time (yay!). They were much easier than I’d expected – so much so that I cut and sewed an entire quilt top in around 2 days (the first top I’ve finished in quite a while!).
Anyway, that’s all just to explain why I’ve been playing with curves more in EQ8 this week. Now that I know I can tackle them in real life, I’m more inclined to use them in my designs. Here’s one of a series that I’ll share in the coming weeks….
I started playing with curves, and then the curves just cried out for arrow heads and long tails, which I knew would work well in groups of 4, like a pinwheel. Then I nested the pinwheels so that the arrow heads were facing one another. I love the movement in this design, not to mention the colours! It uses 3 different blocks, with squares, rectangles, flying geese (or half-square triangles, or even quarter-square triangles) and curves (drunkard’s path).