This has been just an insane week. I’m looking forward to the weekend, although that’s filling up fast, too. Hopefully I will have time to sneak in sewing, though! 😀
Here’s the latest batch of QDAD designs. As always, feel free to come join us on Facebook! I haven’t been very active lately due to insane levels of busy-ness but I’m just loving all the new designers and inspiration even if I haven’t been able to comment much. Also there’s been a very long run on succulents, geodes and flowers lately from design seeds, and man you’d hate to miss that, right? Right.
Anyway. On to the designs!
I was still exploring HSTs at this point. The main difference between these two designs is the sashing, and it amazes me how different they both look. I did rotate some of the HSTs, but the placement and color combos are the same.
I was feeling particularly uninspired when I made this design which made me sad because I really liked the inspiration photo. I wanted to play with transparency with this design, and do a bit of a twist on the typical XO block.
With all that HST play, I’d never tried out a sawtooth style block. I’m not normally drawn to those types of designs, but I actually had a lot of fun playing with this one! This is one of my favorites from my HST explorations.
Around this time I got tired of playing with HSTs, so I decided to play with other shapes for a while. I started by playing with abstractions of the ripples and pier posts in the inspiration image, but then it started looking like music, so I developed that idea a bit. I’d love to play with the music theme some more, actually.
Scoops of ice cream always call for curved shapes as far as I’m concerned! I thought it was fun how changing the value of the colored areas tricked my eye into seeing different shades in the grey. It’s actually all the same grey though!
These are my firecracker butterflies. I think this design might have a bit of promise, but wow I really dislike these colors. I also think the balance is off. I was going for a curved version of a farafelle quilt but it could use some development.
Same design, just one uses HSTs and the other uses quarter circles. And has a flower on top. The curved one looks a bit like a totem. The HST one I recently revisited and reworked into something that I really love. I will hopefully be able to share the sewn version of that with you at some point!
And that’s another week wrapped up! I hope you all have a creative weekend!