Susan’s earlier spiral quilt, Winged Water, is in Simply Amazing Spiral Quilts.
Susan: Here is my latest try at a mandala quilt. I colored in the parts that make the diamond in the center. I also colored in two wedges to make a secondary design. I need to play with different colorways to see what works after you have critiqued it.
RaNae: Susan, I’m so glad to see you hanging in there — and stretching beyond your comfort zone. This design is well-drawn. There is T-joint (circled in red) but if you color the flow forms in a way that hides it, it won’t interrupt your design.
In this design, as in the previous sketches you sent me, you’re clinging to the idea of straight-sided diamonds. And the whole point of the spiral designs and the flow forms is to not to have straight lines. Before you settle on your final coloring, would you please show me at least one coloring of this design that has no straight lines in it? (By the way, I don’t see the colored-in wedges you mentioned. Did you mean colored-in triangles?) After you’ve colored it a couple of different ways to explore the possibilities of the flow forms, then you can settle on a coloring and move ahead.