Stages of a Quilt Design
I've been looking through some of my various design proposals for various fabric companies and came across a set of four different ideas for a collection called Calypso. I thought you might enjoy seeing how this fertile mind travels when given the opportunity!
I don't have a link to this 2019 collection, but the first quilt uses several of the prints with a solid white background. It is a variation on My Diamonds Have the Blues.
|My Diamonds with the Blues Variation: 59" x 60"|
So, I patterned it with Calypso:
|Calypso Diamonds #1|
|Calypso Diamonds #2|
She wanted to see something else. OK. I can do that! I pulled out another pattern, Twisted Hexagons, and colored it with Calypso in both white and yellow backgrounds. What do you think, Marketing Director?
Here it is in the yellow background and I offset the Twisted Hexagons with a few diamonds. I kind of liked that arrangement!
|Twisted Hexagons #1|
|Twisted Hexagons with white background|
|Calypso Quilt #3|
Now the one that I REALLY liked is my variation on the Buzz Saw pattern. I used my super sized Vortex wedge (for dresden plates). Here's the first one that was published in Modern Patchwork Magazine (2014). This is a 30" block! I still have patterns and rulers and am not sure why I don't have it up in my Etsy shop.
Here is my variation using Calypso and my Buzz Saw pattern. Pretty amazing, huh? This is a method where I split several blocks and put them into a descending arrangement. Because these blocks are so big, I imagine the center is 60" x 60", and then borders. This would sell a lot of fabric, right?
|Calypso Quilt #4 using my Buzz Saw pattern.|
Well, none of these designs excited the Marketing Director. Sigh. Anyway, I am going to try out this Buzz Saw version sometime. I think it's pretty amazing!