March was a little intermittent, as far as designing went, but I got a lot of quilting time in. Below are the color palettes and the design based on the color palette/inspiration.
The palette was so low-key and spacious, that I wanted to use a minimal design to ensure that feeling was portrayed in the design as well.
I did not want to use all the colors with this design. I was inspired by Donald Judd’s wood print blocks. I played with the lines and in the end liked the irregular distances and directions.
March 08: Butter Knives
The inspiration photo definitely drove the idea for this design. Look it’s missing a butter knife in the picture. I really was playing with improv. shapes and lines. This is my favorite design for the month.
March 09: Sintra Gardens
A little bored of the design-seed palettes, I decided to use one of my own photos. I pulled in the angular shapes of the castles garden architecture. I love the unusual palette but think its cool how well all the colors play with each other.
March 11: Improvisational Log Cabins
I am always in love when I get a navy, cerise, coral palette. After playing with the butter knives design, I thought I would continue with some more improv. designs. This one is taking a log cabin and playing with the reverse colored borders in each log cabin block. I am thinking about going large-scale with this one. It’s on my possible make list.
March 22: Mountain Range
The mountains in this photo made me think of how rock formations are pushed up when tectonic plates crash into each other. I thought that was best represented by these lines stretching up in the air. The triangles represent the generalization of mountains and strength.
March 28: Barred Windows
The barred window in the barn here, perfectly reflected how I was feeling being stuck in bed from a round of Bronchitis. I actually like this one a lot too.
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