Happy Friday everyone! We get a three day weekend here in the states, and man am I looking forward to that! I’ve been at a work retreat all week and am totally brain fried and wiped. I’m excited for the chance to recharge (and sew!)
Here’s another week worth of QDAD designs. Every day I spend 15-20 minutes in Illustrator making a quick quilt design. There are many people playing along, and you’re welcome to join our Facebook group if you’d like to join in too (or lurk, it’s all good.)
On the fourth of July, our little QDAD group hit 200 people. To celebrate, we had a 200 challenge: make a design that featured 200 in some way. I’m a big fan of the movie 300, so I made a movie poster quilt design spoof of the movie. Stacey @ Stacey In Stitches one upped me by posting a photo of herself in an aluminum foil gladiator helmet and holding a rotary cutter. This is where she earned her name, Stacey The Bold (because you don’t call someone Stacey The Nutter when they’re holding a rotary cutter.)
After the 200 diversion, I went back to playing with HSTs. I’m especially intrigued by transparency effects, and I spent a lot of time playing with them in my designs. The design on the right makes my brain kind of hurt with the Xs that are a bit shimmery.
More HSTs, more transparency. This is a pretty common theme for a while. This one felt a bit cluttered to me.
More HSTs?? Surely you jest. This one feels a bit boring to me, but I do like the cross shape in the negative space a great deal.
I really want to make this one. Super simple concept, but I really love it.
The colors made me want to design a baby quilt. I love the clamshell shape, and I like how only using a few rows of it makes it almost look like game-like hills.
This almost reminds me of a retro ice cream parlor. I really had fun with these colors.
That’s it for me. I hope you all have a lovely and creative weekend!