Early this year I participated in the Timber Quilt-Along hosted by Nicole at Modern Handcraft. I bought this Alison Glass pattern when it first came out. I was glad to finally have a bit of a push to sew it up.
Peach and lime is a great color combination!
Most of the quilting is straight line, but I added a flower motif in the center.
For the back I used up scraps from the front in an improv method similar to Amanda Jean’s Scrap Vortex. She blogs over at Crazy Mom Quilts.
I want to sell quilt patterns. Saying it out loud scares the crap out of me. And yet I am slowly getting there.
One of my goals is to make a logo in the form of a mini quilt. This goal is not so much to make a logo, as to think about what I want my business to be. How do I picture the “final” product? How are my quilts unique? And subsequently, who would find my works interesting? Or even *gasp* love my work enough to buy it?
So I’ve been thinking about this and finally started my mini project.
My initial design
I want to keep with classic quilting shapes – Drunkard’s Path, Half- Rectangle Triangle, Flying Geese. My mom pointed out that the “W” gets lost in the design. I found a solution from the “Technicolor Galaxy” Block of the Month (by Pile ‘O Fabric) and decided to adapt a technique she uses in one of the blocks. So the W will be string pieced. I also decided to go more classic and changed the blue to white.
My first blocks were the R and P.
I fiddled around with the height a bit.
Next came the W.
Trying to match up the angles was a bit challenging.
Figuring out my background.
Before I sew it all together, I’m going to seam rip the R and P and see if I can make the half-circles a little squatter. I’m aiming for a square shape, not rectangle.
I’ll put this project down for a week or two, let it simmer.
My two favorite Quilt Design a Day (QDAD) designs from August:
I really do enjoy triangles.
Triangle Study, 4 August QDAD design
The last week of August was a challenge week. We were given a color and an emotion as our spark. I enjoyed it so much, but it was very challenging. This is the only good design from that week. If I came back to this I’d play with the tones a bit more.
Joy, 26 August QDAD design
My two least successful designs from August:
I continue to struggle with balance between the main design and negative space. Doesn’t help that I’m not too fond of these colors.
Giraffee Angles, 3 August QDAD design
Another design from our Emotion Challenge Week. I need more subtly, but I am stumped as to where to take it from here.
Fear, 23 August QDAD design
Taking photos from my everyday life and finding design inspiration in them. Inspired by my participation in the Quilt Design A Day (QDAD) group on Facebook.
August’s inspiration is a bench.
My first design used the “L” supports as the anchor to the design.
The second design uses the spokes as the focal point.
For my final design I tried to fuse the cobblestones with the “L” shape of the bench. Finding balance in this design was difficult and I’m uncertain whether I achieved it.