Monday, October 14, 2013

Design Wall Monday 10/14/13: EQ projects

Nothing on my design wall today except the table runner that I'm still working on. You've already seen it, and it's boring to look at, even for me.  Such ho-hum colors, but they go with my kitchen. Redecorating the kitchen is not in the plans right now!

So instead, we'll play in EQ today.

I've been asked to think about designing a project for a two-part or mystery workshop with a modern vibe.  I'll need to talk more with the person making the request to find out how interested in the modern aesthetic these participants really are, and what their skill levels are.  I have a feeling they're all experienced, traditional quilters to whom some of the modern fabrics are intriguing, but who may not be ready for all the negative space and/or wonkiness that characterize some modern quilts.

Some random EQ doodles; please comment.
Modern Squares
60 x 72"
one block, two colorways;
using all one fabric collection plus white.
Skill level easy
Depth Perception
80 x 80"
one block with paper pieced parts;
pieced sashing.
Four solid fabrics.
Skill level intermediate
Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times; check out everyone else's design walls over there.


  1. I like the first one. I can envision it in modern prints, or batiks, or other fabric&colorways. Even block-swap scrappy.

  2. I *love* the second one, Jan! I'd agree with Nann, though, that the first one might be better since it wouldn't intimidate beginners or non-paper-piecers and it would allow them to splurge on some of that modern fabric they might love.

  3. The Depth Perception pattern looks so cool!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuaiton

  4. The first design is a good choice for beginning quilters, but I really love the look of your "Depth Perception" design. That one is fabulous!

  5. Both are really interesting plans. With the simpler piecing the first one might give participants more chance to play with some modern fabrics and ideas.

  6. I absolutely love the first one.

  7. The first one would work great for the modern fabric trend, but I like the visual of the second one so much better for solid modern fabrics.