You are going to laugh when you see what I did for my first EQ designs for Traditions but I think you will understand when I explain.
Two things contributed to today's post. The primary thing is that I want placemats to be my first Traditions palette project. That intersected with a new lesson in the EQ Summer Drawing Series. The new lesson teaches how to use Patch Draw. I decided it was time that I learned how to use Patch Draw. I even decided to try using a stencil.
So this post is more about me learning EQ than it is about a design.
I started by creating this tree motif. It looks simple but this tree took a long time to make!
I placed it on this placemat. It would use half of a gradient and have the entire background quilted in gold thread in a cross hatch pattern. I could not figure out how to put the applique on top of the stitching so I stopped the stitching just next to the motif. I don't really think I would applique that tree in 2 layers. The gray outline is meant to represent zig zag ot satin stitching.
I do kind of like this. It's very simple and lets the fabric do the work.
Then I went all crazy and decorated my tree!
I was feeling confident then so I decided to create a shaped motif. My vision is a shaped background with a decorated ornament hanging inside it. I would probably decorate my ornaments with paint or Shiva paintsticks. This is to just get an idea of what it might look like.
This is sort of how it would look.
These aren't much to get excited about but I'm happy that I spent some time learning Patch Draw so it was worth the time investment. This is about all I could take for one day so I'm going to continue to work on these and hopefully have a plan for some placemats by next week.