Rhonda made the one of the very first mandala quilts — Magnificent Mandalai — which ended up on the cover of my first book, Simply Amazing Spiral Quilts.
Rhonda 8-18-09: Here are some possibilities. I’ll be anxious for your honest/constructive thoughts on this round in hopes I’m close to the drafting stage, only time will tell when you’ve weighed in. [Click on images for larger view]
RaNae: I think the last two are your best. The one on the left, with the two alternating wedges, has both symmetry and variety. In both of them, I like the center that seems to be a cut-off tube with the star coming out of it. In all these designs, but particularly in these bottom two, you have a wealth of opportunities for dimensional effects — both in terms of using gradation to make the flow forms seem 3-dimensional, and by coloring flow forms so that they seem to weave over and under each other.