Golden Gate #2

Pattern Inspiration: Gate #2

GoldenGate2

This gate is almost begging to be made into a quilt design.

You’ll find this gate, literally, next door to GG#1 on 12th Avenue just off of Judah street. It just goes to show how packed this neighborhood is with these delicious doorways! One of my favorite parts of this door is the top right section, where the top of the middle diamond is shorter, giving it more of a gemstone shape. I still can’t figure out if that’s an optical illusion or not. Any mathematicians out there? In any case, I love this gate.

It’s essentially made from blocks of four 60 degree diamonds whose points join in the middle. Speaking of which, I just watched this great free tutorial by Liza Lucy on Creativebug in which she shows how to cut these very diamonds! Ha. But, I’m still not sure if I’m going to make this gate pattern through piecing, machine quilting… or go crazy and do both!

Stay tuned, or keep up with my progress over on Instagram. Trying this design out with me? Use #gatesofthesunset to show it off!

-Ashley

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