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Posted by on Jul 11, 2014 in Design, Featured, QDAD | 18 comments

Quilt Design A Day

Quilt Design A Day

So I’m gonna come clean, I’ve been sneakily skipping a pattern here and there for the last month or so. I entered a bunch of designs into the QuiltCon Design Challenge and they couldn’t be published, so I kept them off the blog.

I just learned that I didn’t win (bummer!), but that means I can share them! So here’s the make-up edition of Quilt Design A Day.

Transitions – A study in transitions and the passing of time, something which fascinates me.


Foreground and background – I love playing with the juxtaposition of foreground and background elements. I’ve also been wanting to work with quatrefoil designs for a while, so was excited that this seed presented me the opportunity.


Alien writing – Yep, this is where the alien language thing started, and it would take a month before I got into the alien flora series!


Wallpaper – I was inspired by the palette of one image and the image of the other, so I did a cross-over. I was going for the look of a lattice with flowers, and ended up here.


Massachusetts church – I designed this while I was in Boston for my best friend’s wedding. One of the things that really struck me about New England was all the cute little churches. So I made a quilt design based on one.

The other designs I entered are from date ranges I haven’t covered yet, so I’ll just display them as usual. I can’t wait for them to announce the winning design, I’m sure it’s amazing!


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  1. Awesome designs! Bummer you didn’t win:( I object! I love the setting hues with the houses<3

    • Thank you! I was a little bummed initially but I got over it pretty fast. :) I can’t wait to see the winning design, though! :D Probabbbblllyyy the winner put more than 15 minutes into the design. ;)
      The setting hues one is one of my favorites! I was really happy with how that came out. :)

  2. I’m sure you’ll win some next time around! Keep on working, you are doing great job with these.

    • Thanks Vera! :D I’m sure if I keep entering I’ll eventually win something. That’s how it works, right? ;)

    • Thanks so much, Brenda! :) I can’t wait to show you all what I’ve been designing lately, I finally feel like I’m starting to figure out my “style”. :)

  3. I entered a couple too and did not win….I wonder what did. Love that house one 4-29 and the door hues 5-4.

    • Ooh I’m glad you entered! :D (Although I’m sad you didn’t win either…) I can’t wait to see the winning design! I’m sure it’s going to be amazing. :)

    • Thanks Karen! I’m glad I entered! I won’t lie, I was initially pretty bummed, but I got over it pretty quickly. It just means these designs are available for other opportunities. :D

  4. I am in love with the first one! What a cool design! At least you tried with your designs…next time, right?!

    • Thanks Jayne! That first design with the houses is one of my long-standing favorites. :) And next time, I’m totally winning. ;)

  5. Love the houses in the first one. Definitely make that one!

    • Thanks so much! I hope I have time sometime this year to make that one. It’s one of my favorites I’ve done. :D

  6. I LOVE the Transitions quilt. I want it on my wall, like right now!!

    • Thanks so much!! :D I might convert the design into a mini-size and give it a go. It’s definitely in my “make” pile! :)

  7. Gotta say,I’m so proud of you for pushing yourself and doing something that makes most people nervous.

    I really enjoy your design seed/qdad series Anne. Looking forward to seeing more, and even making some!

    • Thanks so much, Kelly! :D I figured I’d either get something from it or remain the same, there was no downside to entering. :) Now I just need to talk myself into entering an actual quilt show. Maybe I can just not read the judge comments and it will be fine. ;)

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