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QDAD: Quilt Design a Day (Week 7)

This week, saw the start of a “Challenge Week” for the Quilt Design of the Day group. A topic is posted at the start of the day, and then you choose to participate or not. It was a lot of fun.

31 July: Gridded

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The rigging on the sail boats inspired this grid like pattern. I love the work from Yoshiko Jinzenji, and earlier this year tried out some applique, which I think I would use to add the grid lines to this piece.

However, the palette would not be a keeper for me. I would really like to do this one a dark crossweace fabric with black, cream or grey prints….I loved the pop of red in the single square. QDAD_Gridded_Grey31JULY2014

1 August:

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The palette had so many great colors today. I really wanted to play with the outer circle of a drunkard path block. This initial design I found to be just too big….

…so, I played some more. I am partial to the third one.QDAD_1AUG2014_v3    QDAD_1AUG2014_v2

2 August: Shelves

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I was on facebook and a suggested post of a modern bookcase was on my page….that turned into this design. Cerise will be a new background color for sure 🙂

3 August: Challenge Day 1 “Triangles”

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I used both color palettes this day to show the same design. This is my favorite of the week. I love both palettes with the linen background. Using the green’s + grey from the flamingo print:QDAD_FlyingGeeseGreenLinen_3August2014

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And the browns, creams and grey from the feathers:QDAD_FlyingGeeseBrownLinen_3August2014

4 August: Challenge Day 2 “300”

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This was hard for me to come up with…in the end I chose a low-volume background with the Roman Numeric for 300 “CCC”.QDAD_300v2_4August2014

5 August: Challenge Day 3 ” Squares” – Diamonds are forever

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I loved the blue palette for this one and decided that a mix of prints and a little solid was great for this simple design.

6 August: Challenge Day 4 “Circles” – Through Shattered Rose Glasses

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This design is an older design that I refurbished for the pick palette. The original is based on Alice in Wonderland “Through the Shattered Looking Glass“. First of one using a cream background:
Or a darker background:

That’s it for this week, more on the challenges in next week’s post. I have created a summary page here, if you want to take a look at previous weeks.