Friday, 2 November 2012

Dat star - if it was a quilt

I downloaded a program called TouchDraw this weekend.  It's not intended to be used for designing quilts, but its functions mean it can be used to do so.  That's what I used to make the plan for my Oakshott quilt.

I also used it to play around with the block I made over the weekend - Dat Star.  I don't think I will be making a whole quilt's worth, but what would it look like if I did?

Option 1: without sashing, each block rotated 90 degrees from the last.


Option 2: with sashing, and a wide border.


With all the different busy fabrics I used, I don't like this particular version of this block as a quilt.  But, I like the secondary design on the un-sashed version, so I can see potential for that one with a solid background perhaps.

What do you use to design your quilts?  Graph paper and pencil, software, or maybe you can keep it all in your head?

4 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

LOVE the first option and the secondary pattern it creates! I don't design, just copy! LOL!

Megan said...

That top version looks amazing - I like it very much in the fabrics you have used. I'm not much of a designer - more a borrow/adapt/copy kind of quilter!

Amanda said...

I use graph paper and power point right now. But I think I might ask for EQ for Christmas.

Nancy said...

I agree: the unsashed version is fabulous which makes the secondary design stand out. If you decide to make a whole quilt it will be fabulous!
Nancy from joy for grace