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Tuesday, 13 July 2010

DQS9 - the design stage

As it has been raining for 2 days and I cannot paint...:-( I have taken some time to start on the design process for my doll quilt (you can always leave dusting .. right? :-)

As I have decided to make my quilt square.. I thought of this book, that I once had out of the library but liked so much that I bought it!

Now I don't aspire to make a Rhapsody quilt!! They are a-ma-zing!! Mostly made of solids, very intricate and take months and months to make....(if not years!!)and maybe, just maybe I dare to start one... but not just yet.. as time is short at the moment and time is what you need for these..

However, I decided to go with Ricky Tims' principle of mirror designing... You take a square, fold it in four, then in four again on the diagonals. You end up with a triangle of 1/8th of the whole square. Ricky then explains the design process and drawing these few lines on the triangle isn't as easy as it looks!

Transferring these lines in a mirror image onto the next 1/8th and so on.. leaves you with the complete design;

So far so good...

Colourmatching the colouring pencils to try out colourways (oh this will be so much easier when I get my EQ7!! will this be the last time I go with the 'old-fashioned' method??)

I have come up so far with two colourways... This one;

or this one;

What do you guys think??


Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

I prefer the second one. But as I am the worst for having an eye for things, I bet you everyone else will prefer the first one!

Jodi said...

Hmmm. Sorry, Lynne, I do prefer the first one, but I don't have a very good eye, either!

{Leila}Where the Orchids Grow said...

I'm with Lynne in liking the second one best. From the drawing it looks as if the red in the middle will give some depth to the quilt.

Terrie Sandelin said...

Well, just to keep things confusing, I like the top one as well. I like how the dark goldish color is repeated in the outer yellow ring and I see a stronger design overall. But really, they are both beautiful. I think what you are doing is going to be just great!

Me and Ma said...

I will throw my peneth in with the first one :)

Julie said...

I like the first one too! Its a very clever technique, thanks for explaining it. Juliex

Jo said...

I think this is great, and can't wait to see more. I love the idea of transfering the pattern.. how cleaver.

Tina said...

I'd go with number 2. Fun to see your process!

Marlene said...

Love the design and great to see the process. Hard to choose one over the other as each one has a different aspect that is accentuated due to colour placement.
Like both of them but I think it depends on which aspect you want to stand out.
Can't wait to see more.