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How to draw QUILTY

Zentangle pattern: Quilty. 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.Hi everyone!

Welcome back for another inspiration of tangles for your creative Zentangle® enjoyment 🙂

Getting things underway with our easy Monday tangle is Quilty from Canadian tangler Cyndi Knapp. You’ll want to check out all of Cyndi’s lovely tangles as well as her excellent tutorials on the site.

Cyndi writes,

Here’s a super easy pattern that adds an airy touch to a tangle (like Florz) yet can be used as a vessel pattern for numerous interpretive fills.

The key to this pattern is the alignment of boxes in Step 1.

It was created as I tangled and named Quilty because it made me think of stitchwork you might find on a quilt.

Zentangle pattern: Quilty.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.In addition to Cyndi’s tip about the alignment of boxes, here’s another one based on my adventures. Not only is the alignment important, but also the spacing. In my first example on the right I was confused when I ended up with a square/diamond shape in the center instead of the octagons of Cyndi’s examples. It didn’t take long to figure out it was because I’d placed the boxes of Step 1 such that the distance between them was the same size as the boxes themselves. What Quilty needs is for that distance between to be greater than the size of the boxes and that’s when you get the octagonal shape in the middle. If you follow my drift …

Cyndi illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Quilty below where she features it in a lovely Zentangle tile with the Zentangle-originals Cyme together with Pokeleaf and Printemps. At the bottom of her illustration Cyndi includes a ribbon of embellishment suggestions for the inviting Quilty boxes.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Quilty, tangle and deconstruction by Cyndi Knapp. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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3 comments to How to draw QUILTY

  • Joyce B

    Neat pattern. But Linda, you didn’t make a mistake; as my minister would say, you just gave yourself another opportunity for growth! You also came up with a tangleation, so it’s a win-win all around 😀

  • Linda M Dochter, CZT

    Thanks for the tangle, Cyndy, and thanks for the geometry lesson, Linda. 😉

  • Jenn Brayton CZT36

    This reminds me so much of my Nana’s quilts on the bed growing up! Playful geometry makes this a very fun tangle to explore 🙂

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