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Quilt Design A Day

I am having a weird issue where my blog is no longer emailing me comments. I’m not sure what’s going on and I’m trying to figure it out, but I apologize for the delay in responses!

It’s 4th of July weekend here, and I have plans to sew and relax and try to stay away from the computer. Fingers crossed I can make that happen. πŸ˜€

Here’s another week of Quilt Design A Day designs! You can see the previous ones here (along with some QDAD to reality quilts.)

5-22: petalled hues

I really wanted to figure out stars, and this is another take at that. I still don’t feel comfortable with stars. This particular design annoys me because it’s rotated ever so slightly counter-clockwise. GAH!

5-23: watermelon hues

The watermelon dragon! πŸ˜€ Inspired by the shape of the watermelon, I used a drunkard’s path block and ended up with this design which reminded me of a dragon. I really like this one. I don’t suppose I could convince someone to make this? πŸ™‚

5-24: bonfire hues

These are supposed to be lightning bugs/fireflies where some are lit up and others are not. Instead they look more like fancy sandal hieroglyphics.

5-25: feathered hues

Every once in a while a design comes together immediately and I end up feeling like I should do more to fill the time but I’m afraid to mess it up. This is one of those designs. I really like the not-quite-symmetry of it.

5-26: memorial day hues

I find there is a nice coincidence here that I’m showing my memorial day design on 4th of July. For Memorial Day, I went with some friends to watch the latest Captain America movie. This quilt design was inspired by his costume. Although a lot of people mention it reminds them of Top Gun. I wonder why his costume doesn’t remind people of top gun? What is it about this that does? These are the design quandaries that rattle around in my head. πŸ™‚

5-27: succulent hues

I feel like I’ve finally found peace with log cabins. This was a fun one just playing with color and scale of the inner hearth.

5-28: feathered hues

One of the challenges of working with design seeds every day is that there are some motifs that show up All. The. Time. One of those is feathers. I actually rather like this design, although that’s partly because they look more like trees than feathers.

I was thinking of doing some design tutorials and possibly Illustrator tutorials on how to get started with quilt design. Any interest in something like that?


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