Design stuff

After a lot of playing around with gadgets, apps and stylus and having fun, I found myself scribbling on real paper with a real pencil.  Even more fun!  I started with a small leather coin purse acquired in Denver

Denver purse

and it went from there.  I’m fairly sure that some good new designs will come out of this little creative burst.  Usually I just work with pencil and pen lines but this time I thought it might be interesting to fill in some random colour – helpful for looking for applique possibilities as well.  Here’s a selection of the reference pictures I took so you can see how things developed –

starter sketch

developing motifs

motif #2

add colour

change section

change colour

change section

change again

change again

add circles

 

I foresee a whole new set of patterns – perhaps for shadow applique too? – in the next few weeks!

Author: Barbara

teacher and writer https://barbarachaineyquilts.wordpress.com www.barbarachainey.com

12 thoughts on “Design stuff”

  1. Beautiful! I like all those variations. They would also be suitable for a center of a wholecloth cot quilt…please keep on scribbling, Barbara, you inspire me a lot!

  2. Love them all – I wouldn’t know which one to start with. I can picture a whole quilt with every block having the same design but slightly different!

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