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Quilt Design A Day

Today is the last day to link up your Pantone Quilt Challenge entry! The link up closes at 11pm PST. After that, you all will have a week to vote for your favorite for the Reader’s Choice award! I’ll bug remind you all about that on Monday.

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3-4: deserted brights – I was inspired by the tracks left behind in the desert and the stories they tell about the animals that left them. However, I felt I went a little too literal so I took the deer track shape and played around with making it something more abstract in the rightmost design.
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3-5: color view and peony palette – Bathroom tiles and angry bird pigs/powerpuff girls flowers.

Over a month ago, I decided to try designing a quilt every day. The month has sped by, and I’m still designing. Interestingly, I still have the lingering fear that “maybe today will be the day that nothing comes to me and there will be no more designs.” As if there’s a well of creativity and once I’ve depleted it, that’s all there is folks.

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3-6: color field – We had a challenge in the facebook group to do designs using the asanoha pattern. This was my version. How to accomplish the white lines in this design is left as an exercise for the reader.
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3-7: nature hues – Left is heavily inspired by the crazy town quilt made by Lee @ Freshly Pieced. The other is inspired by the shapes and overlapping nature of the source image.

I’m starting to get the impression that this isn’t how it works, but I’m not sure how long until that fear goes away. I guess I’ll keep you posted!

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3-8: peppered palette – The peppers and colors remind me of Mexico, so I thought it’d be fun to play with Aztecan motifs. This is what I came up with.
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3-9: color road – The image on the left brought me hours of frustration and I hated everything about it. After going back and forth with a friend about how to fix it, I realized I was trying to mimic someone else’s style because I felt like there was something wrong with my own style. The image on the right took 7 minutes and I love it. It’s the second quilt that I got fabric for to go with the other triangle tree quilt I made.
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3-10: global hues – I wanted to capture the feeling of “glow” that came from the lanterns, and stay away from super literal representations of the scene. Mmmm. Navy.

I’ve been doing work on turning some of these and previous designs into patterns, and I’d love some pattern testers. If you’re interested, please drop me a note here or email me: anne@play-crafts.com.

Previous designs:
Quilt Design A Day 1 – 2/18 – 2/24
Quilt Design A Day 2 – 2/25 – 3/3

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