It has been a billion degrees here in California. Today is supposed to be a bit more reasonable, but I just want to state for the court that I don’t like it.
That information has nothing to do with this post, but I felt like whining. So with that done, here’s some Quilt Design A Days!
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This design was inspired by the perspective of the lavender rows going towards the horizon. Fancified chevrons, really, but I like the triangles in the negative space.
When I saw the rustic bouquet design seed image, I immediately wanted to design a more traditional baby girl quilt using the colors. I’m pretty happy with the design, although it’s not as modern as what I tend towards these days. The other is I’m sure influenced by Elizabeth Hartman’s Glam Garland design.
The only difference between these two designs is color placement, so I called them order and chaos. I’m not sure which I like more, but the chaos version (on the left) would probably be far more fun to make.
I have no idea how I got from succulents to here.. (Well not entirely true, I do. The shape of the leaves kinda reminded me of houses, and succulents remind me of my grandma’s house although now that I’m thinking about it, I’m not even sure she had any? And then when I started drawing the houses they started looking like the villages I’ve seen on the hillsides of Switzerland and Austria when I visited there, and how they trickle down the side of the hills following the valleys and clearings. And then the colors sort of played into the idea of memories fading away, which makes me sad, as does remembering my grandma’s house, so it’s easier to just say I have no idea how I got from succulents to here.)
These stars are based on the shape of the seeds in the drink in the inspiration image. The one on the left has 8 spokes with some overlap, and the one on the right has 6.
I had a lot of trouble with coming up with a design I liked and ended up making a ton of iterations. I find it interesting that they started out so dense and got lighter and lighter as I progressed. I don’t think I was ever really that happy with the designs, but looking back, I’m not sure what I disliked about them so much.
Sometimes I just have to go literal, especially if it means designing a paper-piecing pattern for jeans. As soon as I saw the design-seed, this image popped in my head and I had to make it!