Quilt design

Finally figured out how to save my masterpieces made in Threadbias and be able to post them!

Here goes nothing!

ds824This has been a huge learning experience and for that I’m grateful.  One thing is that on the Quilt Design A Day Facebook page all the images post as squares in the albums so it’s preferable to design them that shape for the best impression.  In the stream they show in their full glory though.

Quite pleased with this one, I was aiming for using one shape with variations and to have a sense of weight at the bottom and airiness at the top.

Confetti Crystals

my latest creation on Threadbias

Someday I’ll figure out how to get those “masterpieces” into here in resizable format!

Poppy palette

QDAD002_cropThis was inspired by the colours here at Design Seeds.  Today I used my box of 64 Crayola crayons although the only way I could approximate the dark blue brown colour was to mix brown and indigo.

I’ve been busy making half square triangles for the Victoria Modern Quilt Guild’s first charity project, for which about 1,000 hst’s are needed so have been thinking about different ways of putting them together.

there’s also a set of smaller ones in Michael Miller fabrics on the design wall that I’m playing around with. I thought Young Sprout and Pirate Girl might get into exploring design but for whatever reason that hasn’t happened quite yet.  More of an indoor thing and they’re happier outside in summer.

Quilt Design A Day

QDAD DESIGN001_cropCheck out the inspiration photo and palette at design seeds.

I watched Anne Sullivan’s webinar through the Modern Quilt Guild explaining the concept of Quilt Design a Day and took to heart her reassurance that one can participate without necessarily using a computer program to do it.  Although that is something I also do plan to look into!

This was done in two stages

  1. outline the pieces on quad ruled paper
  2. trace over onto sketchbook paper and colour

Starting a list of ‘missing colours’ to pick up either markers or perhaps watercolour pencils whenever I’m in an art supply store.  This palette also has a light cream that I don’t have anything close to, a very low volume colour.

The colouring was done with oil pastels.  The blues and gray reproduced well in the scan but the lilac around the gray in the centre portal is disappointing.