Thursday, January 13, 2011
There's only a month to go before Valentine's Day. So now is the time for you to design something special for the holiday.
You may have noticed I've been playing with Nine Patch blocks a lot lately. I've been trying to convince you that playing with something as simple as a Nine Patch block is a good way to start a design. So it shouldn't surprise you that I'm going to try to design a Valentine's heart using Nine Patch blocks.
The top looks like a heart.
The bottom is blunt instead of pointed. The swirls inside the heart aren't needed.
I've got a heart.
This isn't finished. I still need to add a border and play with the colors and the quilting. But I do have a design I can make a quilt from.
This reminds me of old fashioned cross stitching. It also reminds me of computer pixels.
Now it's your turn. Try designing something special for Valentine's Day. It doesn't have to be hearts; and you don't have to use Nine Patch blocks. But whatever you design, email me a picture (email@example.com) and I'll post it on my blog.