I got to put together another round of sparks this month. I love seeing what other people do with the palettes. Check them out on our facebook page. Below are my photo sparks/palettes and the designs I came up with this last week of July.
26 July: Vatican City
I thought I would start of with a brighter palette. I wanted to play with different designs row by row and build up the overall quilt.
27 July: Astronomical Clock, Prague, Czech Republic
I used the window on the right side of the clock as the inspiration of the design. Its not a favorite of mine but in all fairness of showing my design process – here’s one I would do over.
28 July: Ericeira, Lisbon Portugal (Coastal town)
I love the blues and the whites of this quaint coastal town. I used the umbrella’s and awning as inspiration. I used improv blocks in a Mediterranean feel. This definitely one of my favorite but I might try some softer colors.
This is the favorite of the week. I decomposed, somewhat, the crosses in the stain glass windows into two parts. I really like the secondary shapes that form. I kept the warmer color palette around the edges and the more neutral palette for the center.
30 July: Iron Gate in Charleston
I love the neutral color palette. The variations in the wrought iron gate inspired the creation of various blocks to make up this design. This was version 3 (and my favorite of the 3), as I needed to play with the diagonal blocks.
The first version I thought that diagonal block was too heavy, so I removed the border in version 2. I then did not like the same block across the diagonal so I replace the middle block with diamonds. The last one I added here, I have been playing with the C+S Tinsel colors thinking it might make a good Christmas quilt (??)
31 July: Wrought Iron, Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah
I got stuck on the vertical lines of the gate from the day before, hence the design of lines. Again, not one of my favorites this week but I do like the layered look the design offers. It would make an interesting improv. project.
16 July: Extra Design
This was one of my designs from another spark. I was going for a minimalistic approach of a shop front door frame elements of triangles and blocks.
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What a fun collection of inspiration photos, colors and quilt patterns! I love the mix of sharp angles and curves you pick out for your designs.
Love the Christmas version of the iron gate! It amazes me how you are so inspired to design by what you see around you 🙂