I'm keeping it very low-pressure. Some of my designs I end up feeling "meh" about, but I share them anyways. It's more about the process: sitting down with paper, pencil and eraser and seeing what happens. Try it! You might be surprised what comes out! Others are using digital design programs and color. The possibilities are wide open!
With over 350 entries in just two weeks, I have not been able to even look at all of the designs being posted. Still, I want to share with you a few that especially caught my imagination. All shared with permission:
Day 2 for the #30daysofquiltdesign challenge with @stitchedincolor and @gothamquilts. I found this block in my #eq7 sketchbook. I don't remember when I drew it, but it was fun to put it in this asymmetrical setting and uncolour some of the patches. I don't think I'd actually piece them...I'd probably quilt some of them as ghost patches.
#30daysofquiltdesign "Day 6 Monologue" @stitchedincolor @gothamquilts Designed with @vchristenson ombré in mind. Created in Inkscape and filtered on my iPhone to get the gradient (quicker since I haven't upped my skills in the program) edit: HEY I ACTUALLY BLOGGED about my most recent designs. Link in profile
Even if you're not in Instagram, you can view all the designs via this link, #30DaysofQuiltDesign, right from your browser.
Gotham Quilts is sponsoring our challenge by handing out a $25 gift certificate to a random participant every two weeks. Based on hashtag usage, I've drawn our randomn winner using Tint...
Congrats, Muriel! We'll be in touch! Thanks to Gotham Quilts for sharing the fabric and thanks to all of you for bravely sharing your designs. It's been inspiring and just plain fun. Hope to keep seeing you there!