Timber

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.

Timber, pattern by Alison Glass; pieced and quilted by Jenn Rodriguez

Peach and lime is a great color combination!

Timber detail, pattern by Alison Glass; pieced and quilted by Jenn Rodriguez

Most of the quilting is straight line, but I added a flower motif in the center.

Timber back; pieced and quilted by Jenn Rodriguez

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.

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August QDAD Round-up

My two favorite Quilt Design a Day (QDAD) designs from August:

I really do enjoy triangles.

Triangle Study, designed by Jenn Rodriguez at Red Patch

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, designed by Jenn Rodriguez at Red Patch

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, designed by Jenn Rodriguez at Red Patch

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, designed by Jenn Rodriguez at Red Patch

Fear, 23 August QDAD design

 

 

Inspiration in the Everyday

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.

Bench

My first design used the “L” supports as the anchor to the design.

Inspired by a bench, design by Jenn Rodriguez

 The second design uses the spokes as the focal point.

Inspired by a bench, design by Jenn Rodriguez

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.

Inspired by a bench, design by Jenn Rodriguez