Variations on a Fabric

A while ago, Spoonflower had a contest to create a Hawaiian ‘cheater’ quilt design, and I wrote about my design here and about the wall quilt I made from the fabric here.

Here’s the original design, using the turtles and flowers of Kauai.

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I did the design in a few different colors:

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I really like the elements in the original design, but a one-yard, non-repeating design is a bit limiting in its usefulness.  Using the same elements–turtles, flowers and leaves–I rearranged them into a repeating design.

This shows one unit of the repeat.

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And here’s the design in repeat and in different colorways.  (Note that the glitches in the repeat are due to my haste in copying/pasting the design from Illustrator to Photoshop for use in this post.)

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Then I figured a stripe would go with the other designs, so here’s the stripe pattern.

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And here it is in repeat and different colorways.

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And, a pattern using just the turtles:

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In different colorways, with a diagonal stripe.

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And different colorways with a vertical stripe.

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Here’s the indigo and white version of are several of the designs.

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And several designs in the blue colorway.

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You can see all the fabrics at my shop on Spoonflower.

My friends on the mainland think just because I live in Hawaii, I live in paradise. Like a permanent vacation. We’re all just out here sipping Mai Tais, shaking our hips, and catching waves. Are they insane? 

— Matt King (George Clooney) in The Decendants

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