Quilt Design A Day
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It’s 4th of July weekend here, and I have plans to sew and relax and try to stay away from the computer. Fingers crossed I can make that happen. 😀
Here’s another week of Quilt Design A Day designs! You can see the previous ones here (along with some QDAD to reality quilts.)
I really wanted to figure out stars, and this is another take at that. I still don’t feel comfortable with stars. This particular design annoys me because it’s rotated ever so slightly counter-clockwise. GAH!
The watermelon dragon! 😀 Inspired by the shape of the watermelon, I used a drunkard’s path block and ended up with this design which reminded me of a dragon. I really like this one. I don’t suppose I could convince someone to make this?
These are supposed to be lightning bugs/fireflies where some are lit up and others are not. Instead they look more like fancy sandal hieroglyphics.
Every once in a while a design comes together immediately and I end up feeling like I should do more to fill the time but I’m afraid to mess it up. This is one of those designs. I really like the not-quite-symmetry of it.
I find there is a nice coincidence here that I’m showing my memorial day design on 4th of July. For Memorial Day, I went with some friends to watch the latest Captain America movie. This quilt design was inspired by his costume. Although a lot of people mention it reminds them of Top Gun. I wonder why his costume doesn’t remind people of top gun? What is it about this that does? These are the design quandaries that rattle around in my head.
I feel like I’ve finally found peace with log cabins. This was a fun one just playing with color and scale of the inner hearth.
One of the challenges of working with design seeds every day is that there are some motifs that show up All. The. Time. One of those is feathers. I actually rather like this design, although that’s partly because they look more like trees than feathers.
I was thinking of doing some design tutorials and possibly Illustrator tutorials on how to get started with quilt design. Any interest in something like that?