The Quilt Design A Day (QDAD) challenge is to take 15-30 minutes a day and work on a quilt design. We have a Facebook group that’s open to whomever wants to join in or hang out. No rules, no pressure! You can see my past QDAD designs here.
We’re moving into the time where I was visiting Boston, so I didn’t have a lot of time to play with the designs as they were often done at 2am.
I had gone to visit the Quilts and Color display at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and I was really inspired by the Amish and Mennonite designs on display. This was my modern take on the classic bars quilt.
This was inspired by the interplay of the door and the painted wooden slats in the inspiration image.
I decided to play with star designs, and this was the first of them. I wasn’t particularly happy with how this one turned out, but I do like that it looks like something that would glow in the dark. That’s kinda fun, right?
Trying out star shapes with circular edges, layering and transparency. I made this after my best friend’s wedding so I was also trying to tie in the concept of rings and connecting. This might be interesting to revisit with a different palette.
Back to playing with stars! I think this is more successful than the previous one. I was playing with the different facets to go along with the inspiration image.
This is more a statement than a design. I had flown back from Boston and was pretty exhausted, so when I sat down with the design seeds and the images was of a geode, AGAIN or a door, AGAIN, the only thing that came to mind was: “…” So I made it into a design.
This design is still riffing on a star. This is just a 4 sided star with overlapping spokes to make it look more petal like. For the design on the right, I took one of the petals from the design on the left and rotated it. The water ripples would be done with quilting.