I did a bunch of sketches to figure out what pattern I wanted for my DQS6 partner. I sorta wanted to do an improvisational quilt, so I settled on the pattern labeled "The Mission" below. Though I may do another quilt using "The Plaza" so I have a choice on which one I want to send.
Enlarged Drawings: Simplicity, Dancing Squares, and Graffiti
These enlargements range from 19" - 24" wide and 23" - 26" tall. They were enlarged using the live trace feature in Illustrator. I then printed them out and taped them together so I can use them as a guide while piecing together the quilt. Although these did not make the cut for DQS6, I am going to make the in the near future.
The one on the top left was inspired by a building in San Francisco:
The other two are enlarged sketches from some doodles I had in my sketchbook:
The picture is from a mission in San Antonio, TX. I love the chunky wooden doors. I felt that they could be adapted into a quilt pattern fairly easily.
This picture was taken in the Plaza in Kansas City, MO. It is a lovely district near the downtown area. Once again, this looked like a quilt to me.
Finally, here are the fabric selections for the Mission quilt. I will post the fabrics for the Plaza quilt as soon as I select them.