A bloghop and phase one have been and gone but the links are still up if you want to spend some time visiting and viewing some gorgeous Red and White quilts. Visit the bloghop and phase one here.
Now we are into Phase Two. For this we design a quilt!
Yes, that's all!!!
I have used EQ7 for mine but computer software is not necessary.
Anyway, here is what I have come up with......
During the EQ7 bloghop, I took a simple block and played with it, seeing what happened; my Bears Paw became this 'serendipity enhanced kaleidoscope' block.
Because of the nature of this block I decided it was best suited used as a bigger block; the settings below use it from 12" to 24".
|Quilt One -This version has a simple border which I think frames the |
main block nicely.
(22" finished, EQ7 estimates I would need 1/2 yd white and 5/8 yd of red).
|Quilt Three - Here I got even more complex. I really do like the way |
the chain blocks frame and mimic the shape of the centre block.
(60" finished, estimates 1 3/4 yds white and 3 3/4 yds red).
|Quilt Four - This is the same quilt with the addition of the narrow borders, |
which I guess could also be red.
(63" finished, estimates 2 1/8 yds white and 3 3/4 yds red).
Something I do a lot when I am playing around like this is to do print previews to check the cutting requirements to see if a block, size, design is feasible. All of the above 'worked', but of course differ in their complexity. They are all different sizes too, it really was a case of having to do the maths to get everything to fit right.
These designs all passed my 'go out of the room and view it' test. If they didn't look good from 6 metres away, they didn't last.
SewCalGal is amazing at getting great sponsers for her challenges. Island Batik is a sponsor of this particular challenge. They will select their favourite design and the winner will receive fabrics from them to make up the design! (To be eligible for entry to this, I needed to state the estimated yardages of my design/s.)
If you go *here* and scroll down, you will see the link-up to see what other 'designers' have come up with. I am enjoying reading the stories that go with every-one's designs.
This challenge ends on March 23rd so if you are interested in taking part, it's not too late. The next phase of the year of Red and White Challenges is the 'make it' stage so I would love to know which design you like best - and your thoughts on them all too :-)Thank you for reading along,