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Quilt Design A Day

How is it Friday already?!

Since the calendar assures me it really is Friday, I suppose I should post another week’s worth of Quilt Design a Day designs.

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6-20: a door hues

I find it pretty interesting how much the alien flora series changed my aesthetic. I am definitely drawn to more minimalistic/graphic designs now. I’m not sure if that was something I always liked and just didn’t know how to produce, or if I learned that about myself as I went. But it’s pretty indicative of my designs now.

6-21: ring tones (haha, see what they did there?)

One of the last of the alien flora series – The Rotalily is believed to be extinct. Once a common garden flower on the planet HC-25, it was mostly wiped out by a wide-spread virus. The related and more hearty Cellalily aggressively spread to fill the land once populated by the Rotalilies, and eventually suffocated out the weakened remaining population.

6-22: flora bright

And the last of the alien flora! I set out to make something else, but it turned into an alien flora design. The Santiago is a creeping plant, often found growing on trees. The plant does not bloom until it has matured, often taking as long as 50 years. The blooms are brewed into a concoction called Manolin tea. Imbibing the tea is said to bring great wisdom and a change of fortune.

6-23: flora hues

I didn’t know it at the time, but this was the beginning of a rather long set of studies using HSTs. They are incredibly versatile! This was very loosely inspired by the game Flower (for the Playstation 3) and the shape of a D-Pad on a game controller.

6-24: feathered tones

I think it was around this time that I really started feeling comfortable ignoring the design seed inspiration image. There is really only so many feather-based designs you can do before you start scraping the barrel. My inspirations started becoming more and more abstract until I stopped really caring at all.

6-25: aubergine palette

This is created using two different sizes of HSTs. I thought it was an interesting effect, but didn’t have a lot of time to play with it.

6-26: nature brights

So I played with it a bit more the next day. I never did really get the effect I was hoping for (although I enjoy the jester-like quality of this one), perhaps I should try playing with it some more at some point.

That’s it for another week, I hope you all have a creative weekend!


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