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Sketchbook Project

My sweetie and I went to Staples and I brought home these.  

Eventually I’ll be adding more of Prismacolor pencils to the collection but for now these will play nicely with the others I have.

I’ve been playing a little bit more with the cover and will continue to fill in some detail as the time goes on.  The theme I chose is “lines and grids” for a quilter this theme resonated with me quite strongly.

And then of course there are the swirling feathers of it all.  These just make my heart sing every time I start playing with them.

I like angled lines in quilts.

The challenge of drafting them (even though I now own EQ6) and piecing them is something I enjoy.

This curved grid is actually the first in the book.  I’d played with this in another journal I use for doodling quilt design.  I used the side of a piece of paper to get the straight lines then added the curved lines free hand.

This one is a little out of balance and almost what I intended.  I free handed all of the straight lines then started adding the warm and cool colors.  In the center its kind of clear I wanted them to go in different directions but once I got about half way out they melded strangely.

I wonder what this would look like as a quilt…Oh I see a play on one of Linda M. Pooles color fixes here.

Happy quilting!


3 thoughts on “Sketchbook Project”

  1. Boy, is Melly ever right! I like your theme and loved the site of the sketchbooks. I always have a problem of picking a theme, I’m a Gemini and focus is a problem. I love the books though. I thought about doodling in one if I got one.


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