I design on paper. I doodle, not really knowing where it’s going to take me, and sometimes I come up with something I like. That’s how I designed May Flowers.
I’m intrigued by blocks with partial seams—they’re easy to sew and leave room for a little design creativity. I also like to design blocks that form secondary designs when blocks are sewn together. The green triangles in the corners of this block form a Pinwheel when sewn block to block. Once I have a design, I draw it in Electric Quilt and start playing with layouts and colors.
This layout, with every other block rotated, is nice, but it’s a little plain to me with all the blocks being the same. Different shades of pink and red would add some interest to this quilt. I also think it would make a great scrappy quilt with lots of different colored flowers.
This variation also has a border, completing the Pinwheels. This design is a lot more interesting to me and one I think would be fun to make.
Which one do you like best? Leave me a comment by 10am Thursday, November 11th, and I’ll draw a random winner for a copy of 100 Blocks.