October Quilt Designs

I have been busy making the last couple of months, and have not designed as much as usual. I have however liked a couple of my designs over the last week…so I think I’ll start in reverse order.

29 October: Wheels turning

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I love the idea of some improv. wedges in this design. I think there are a lot of opportunities for quilting to bring out the shapes.


I added a slightly darker background here, just so you can see the circular centers.QDAD_29OCT2015

27 October: Split Court

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I started with simplistic shapes and loved it instantly. This is the final design with a reduced color palette.


Here is what I started with using an extra color. I like it still but not as much as the reduced version.

24 October: Washboard Shutters

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I loved this muted color palette. I was inspired by the french buildings and thought of shutters. I like the alternating shutter placement with the of centered main post.


I played with the color palette a couple of times before deciding on this final version. I also have one with the pale tan colored shutters. I thought this palette may also look better with a white background. I like the one on the left but prefer the limited color palette again.
QDAD_24OCT2015(1)    QDAD_24OCT2015(2)

19 October: Visions through a Mountain Fog

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I have been dying to get a monotone palette to try out some improv. block designs. I originally thought this would be great with red’s but loved our it turned out with this dark grey neutral palette.

22 October: Autumn leaves

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My least favorite of my designs. I was using the placement of the leaves as placement of color in my design. I played with the scale and found that the larger version was better.


Please Note: If you would like to make or use one of my designs, please email me (ml_wilkie(at)hotmail(dot)com) or leave a comment below. I am happy to talk with you on options and provide the relevant measurements etc. or have you test out a pattern. Also, if you use one of my designs, please use the following text to credit me the design: “Designed by Michelle Wilkie @ Factotum of Arts”.

5 thoughts on “October Quilt Designs

  1. owensolivia

    You are so, so talented. I hope you know that. I would love to see you create some of these into quilts, especially the monotone one!


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