Kat Peters used Malawi Blocks 1 & 2 and the Malawi Border & Corner on a quilt for one of her customers. Beautiful results, Kat!
March 30, 2018. Happy Colors!
March 26, 2018. Though I like Version 2 a lot, I think it might be too dense for a comfortable quilt–most of the lines in V2 are 1/2 inch apart. Another issue with high density is that I would like to use the same thread for the entire quilt. It’s a variegated gray/rust and may be too overpowering in the lighter areas if the quilting is very dense. So, I removed every other line in the star shape and this is the result. Still contemplating.
March 23, 2018. After contemplating the design for awhile, I decided that I like the suggestion of spot lights in the rust colored blocks but the circular shapes in the gray and black areas were distracting. I’ll think about it for awhile more before I start quilting.
March 22, 2018. Recently, I pieced this top for my nephew James and have been auditioning quilting designs for it. All the blocks are bow-tie 9 patch blocks–the rust color is the center of each one. The blocks are rotated and arranged, like a log cabin block, to create a radiating diamond shape with a gradient in the gray fabrics.
For the quilting plan, this is what I like best so far (still in an Africa design mood).
Inspirations are still producing more geometric patterns at Lily Street Patterns: A block, 2 new border/corner combinations and an edge to edge pattern that can be used with any of the new geometric borders. Still more to come, I think.
The “Black Panther” inspirations won out over distractions. One night last week, I had to get up 3 different times to sketch designs. Today, I published 6 more border corner combinations so they are now available for purchase at LilyStreetPatterns.com. All seven can also be purchased as a set for half the price.
A new digitized pattern created for Sharks fans is now available at Lily Street Patterns.