Golden Gate #2, check!

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Oh, the diamonds! The four-point stars!

This project had it all. Geometry, measuring, and a lot of free-wheeling. You might remember that I am a self-proclaimed “triangle-phile,” and well, I do believe that I’d like to officially add diamonds (rhombuses, if you will) to my list of sewing shape celebrities.

As you can see, I marked the quadrants. My philosophy on marking is to err on the side of YES. Even though it can be (or it IS) tedious, I find that it pays off, especially when geometric shapes are involved!GG2-Photo5

But wait. What started out as an exploration of these four-pointed rhombi quickly moved into a focus on what I determined to be the negative space of this quilting design… the star.
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Here you can see the free-motion doodle I placed into this star-shaped area. It not only made the diamond “pop,” or “puff” up, but the use of blue thread gave the star area its own stand-out design.

GG2-Photo2GG2-Photo3 GG2-Photo4Thanks for all of your support!

See any gates out there you think I’d like? Let me know on Instagram with the hashtag #gatesofthesunset, or tweet me @alphabetashley!

See you soon!

-Ashley

 

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