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How to draw QUILTA

Zentangle pattern: Quilta. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.Belgian CZT Ria Matheussen is back today sharing her Quilta tangle for you to enjoy exploring.

Ria writes,

My latest tangle Wooti was based on a wooden tile but later I discovered that the pattern I found on that wooden tile, is also used in the “Patchwork world” and so I went searching there until I found a lovely picture with a special pattern which I liked immediately.

Quilta was for me immediately the right name (quilting & tangling).

I have made two little monotangle tiles but I love to draw in the round. That is why I used Quilta in a Zendala in combination with Ypsmi, Strircles and some elementary strokes.

Quilta can be used as a ribbon/border or just a stroke but it is also possible to draw it in a square as a filler and has many possibilities to make variations.

The little arrowhead shapes inside (Step 4) can touch the small inner strokes of the borders as I did in the steps and the monotangle tiles but it is not necessary. I didn’t do that on the zendala tile. It can be nice that they touch each other but also that is not necessary.

Quilta is a striking ribbon-style tangle that looks very three dimensional when you add a touch of shading in the “troughs” as Ria shows in her examples below. Just for fun I added a dot of white Sakura Gelly Roll #10 to my Quilta example.

Ria illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Quilta below where she features it in two monotangle tile examples.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Quilta, tangle and deconstruction by Ria Matheussen. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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6 comments to How to draw QUILTA

  • Jody Genovese

    Ria,
    You are a constant inspiration for patterns. This one looks fun and your samples are amazing! The shading, depth and embellishments are excellent!!

    Linda,
    Good luck this weekend. Hope all goes well.

  • Jan Brandt, CZT

    Wonderful tangle, Ria! I’ve played with some variations this evening and experienced that lovely, relaxing zen flow. Thank you!

    • Thank you so much for this nice comment dear Jan. I’m glad you tried Quilta already and enjoyed it. You can use Quilta also as a Valentine tangle when you replace the “arrowhead shapes” by little hearts…

  • Gerry DeWitt

    Thanks for this! You have found a way to put an angular line into a round space! I really appreciate the flexibility of this tangle.

  • I admit that I’m always looking for new patterns and it becomes difficult because there are already so much nice ones…
    I’m always glad to find one that doesn’t exist yet and it is very pleasant to become a comment. So thank you so much dear Jody for your faithfull feedback.

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