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
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.
27 October: Split Court
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
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.
19 October: Visions through a Mountain Fog
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
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.
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I really like wheels turning with all the negative space…
I think that first one is my favorite! It reminds me a little of a sundial, or seeds or petals on a flower.
wheels turning is quite innovative. i would love to give that a try ~ one day soon………
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!
Great new designs, you are so prolific! Your use of color is stunning. I have yet to see nature in such a way, but will renew my efforts.