Here it is!
You've seen what inspired this design. Now you get to see how I developed the design. The flow of my thoughts starts with the sketch at the left. Click on the images to enlarge. The first sketch was a rough draft of what I had in mind. I love curly cues and I really wanted to incorporate some into the fleur de lis design. To save time I work with one quadrant of the design. If I like it, I work up all four quarters to see what it looks like. When I'm at home I use quilt design mirrors to see the design. Click here to see a video on how too use design mirrors.
Next I do a mock up of the block with my Electric Quilt design software. As I design the block, I place it in a tiled quilt layout to see how the design looks when it's repeated. If there is something that bothers me, I tweak it and repeat the process until I am satisfied. As you can see below I took out the curly cues on my final block design. I felt it was too busy. Maybe someone else might think it was fine, but I wasn't happy. So I changed it. Click on the images below to enlarge. Starting with the block at the left, you can see the direction the design took. The last image is what it would look like in a tile layout.
Here is the design and what it looks like when it's tiled in basic grayscale. I like to design in greyscale because I feel it removes the distraction of our emotional response to color.
Now that I was happy with the block design, it was time to see it in fabric with different layouts. Click on the images to enlarge.
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Hi Folks, today I want to show you the Safari collection from Quilting Treasures. This is a fun group of animal prints. The textures come in a variety of color ways. I only used a couple of them in my block. You'll have to wait till tomorrow to see which ones I used.
Hi Folks. Today is the first day of Quiltmakers 100 Block Blog Tour. You won't get to see my block until Wednesday. In the mean time, I thought I would show you what inspired my block design. I've become fascinated with decorative tile lately. I like to see the secondary designs that appear when the tiles are laid out next to each other. I also like the look of Fleur de Lys. Even though it's a fairly common emblem, it has many variations. As you can see below. Make sure that you check in on Wednesday and leave a comment and send me your e-mail address. I'll be giving away a free copy of the magazine to one lucky person.